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US Election: Biden takes slim lead over Trump in Republican territory, Georgia


Former Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has moved a step closer to his White House return as he takes a slim lead ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia.

According to CNN, Joe Biden may become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since Bill Clinton narrowly defeated former President George H.W. Bush in 1992.

As at 4:30 a.m. ET Friday, Biden who currently has 2,449,371 votes has overtaken Trump who has 2,448,454 votes with a 917 lead in Georgia, a once reliably Republican state.

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Trump needs the state of Georgia to win the election through the electoral college as well as

CNN reports that the former vice president’s surprising strength in Georgia stemmed from huge turnout from Black voters in Fulton County and other suburbs around Atlanta, fatigue with Trump in Georgia’s fast-growing suburbs — which have become increasingly young and diverse in recent years — and assiduous work over more than a decade to boost Democratic registration in the state.

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Trump took the early lead through the walk-in votes but tides turned in Biden’s favour thanks to mail-in ballot counts.

According to AP tally, Biden needs just six electoral college votes to win the poll and a win in Pennsylvania where he trails with 18,229 votes will end Trump’s chances of re-election.

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Biden now has 264 out of the 270 electoral votes needed to become the next White House landlord with incumbent Trump currently having 214 electoral votes.

In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Georgia with a popular vote of 2,089,104 against 1,877,963 and the entire 16 electoral votes.