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2020 Latest: Biden Overtakes Trump In Georgia Vote Count

2020 Latest: Biden Overtakes Trump In Georgia Vote Count

The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

WASHINGTON: The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

Joe Bidens campaign says he will give a speech during prime time Friday.

The Democratic presidential candidates campaign announced that he would be making an address but did not say where or what he plans to say.

Biden is on the cusp of winning the presidency as he opens up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in several critical backgrounds.

The Associated Press has not called the presidential race. Votes are still being counted in states including Pennsylvania and Georgia.

He has urged the public to be patient as vote counting continues. He was spending Friday at home in Wilmington, Delaware.

A stage set up since election night for a victory party outside the citys convention center remained intact and has been secured for days by security personnel using high fencing and car barriers.

Biden campaign staffers who arrived in Wilmington for a victory party earlier in the week have been told to hold onto their hotel rooms until early next week.

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON:

11:50 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the state, which Trump must win to have a shot at reelection. Biden leads by more than 9,000 votes. The contest is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Votes in the state are still being counted.

Trumps lead dwindled after Election Day when state officials began processing mail-in ballots, a form of voting that has skewed heavily in Bidens favor. Trump spent months claiming without proof that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.

If there is less than a half percentage point difference between Bidens and Trumps vote totals, state law dictates that a recount must be held.

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8:50 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is now leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the state, which Trump must win to have a shot at reelection. Biden now holds a nearly 6,000-vote advantage.

The contest is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Votes in the state are still being counted.

Trumps lead dwindled after Election Day when state officials began processing mail-in ballots, a form of voting that has skewed heavily in Bidens favor after Trump spent months claiming without proof that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.

If there is less than a half percentage point difference between Bidens and Trumps vote totals, state law dictates that a recount must be held.

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4:40 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is now leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Georgia.

By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the battleground, a must-win state for Trump that has long been a Republican stronghold. Biden now has a 917-vote advantage.

The contest is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Thousands of ballots are still left to be counted many in counties where the former vice president was in the lead.

An AP analysis showed that Bidens vote margins grew as counties processed mail ballots cast in his favor.

There is a potential that the race could go to a recount. Under Georgia law, if the margin between Biden and Trump is under half a percentage point of difference, a recount can be requested.

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