Joe Biden, the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party has overtaken President Donald Trump with most votes in the state of Georgia, United States.
The candidates had been locked in a virtual dead heat for much of Thursday November 5, with each controlling about 49.4 percent of the vote, but with Trump maintaining a slight lead. As absentee ballots were counted early Friday, Biden pulled ahead with 917 more votes.
Flipping Georgia, a state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Trump won by more than 200,000 votes four years ago, would represent a significant political shift. 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