The Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden has overtaken President Donald Trump with most votes in the state of Georgia, United States.
Both candidates of the Democrat and the Republican had been locked in a virtual dead heat battle between them through Thursday, November 5, with each controlling about 49.4 per cent of the vote, but with Trump maintaining a slight lead. As absentee ballots were counted early Friday, Joe Biden pulled ahead with 917 more votes.
Joe Biden seems to have flipped Georgia, a state that hasn’t won by a Democrat Presidential candidate since 1992. At the last elections in 2016, Donald Trump won in Georgia by more than 200,000 votes, this would represent a significant shift politically. But the state has shown signs of trending blue: When Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, he did so by only five percentage points, a far slimmer margin than Republicans enjoyed in previous presidential elections.
Biden’s late surge in this year’s count, thanks to his dominance in Atlanta, Savannah and the increasingly Democrat-friendly suburbs around both, transformed what had seemed to be a safe Trump state in early tabulations on Tuesday into one of the closest contests in the nation.
If Biden sustains the win, President Trump who needs Georgia to win will no longer have a pathway to claim victory in the presidential election.
The latest result is computed as follows;
GA Presidential Election Results
Trump (R): 50% (2,432,426 votes)
Biden (D): 49% (2,413,836 votes)
Estimated: > 99% votes in
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