Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden is closing in on 270
WASHINGTON D.C., Nov 5, 2020, CNN. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads the race for the presidency with 253 electoral votes. President Trump has 213 electoral votes, CNN reported.
Trump’s lead in Georgia has shrunk to about 47,000 votes as more ballots continue to be tallied in Fulton County, home to Atlanta.
Based on these projections, this is where the race to 270 currently stands.
Each candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to win the presidency.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday afternoon that there are still 149,350 uncounted ballots in the state.
Some of the counties with outstanding votes told CNN that they will finish counting tonight, while others are expected to stretch into tomorrow.
According to Raffensperger’s office, Georgia has tallied about 36,000 votes in the last two hours.
The margin between Trump and Biden has now narrowed to 1% with the latest batch, with Trump clinging to a small lead.
“Officials in numerous counties are continuing to count ballots, with strong security protocols in place to protect the integrity of our election” Raffensperger said in news release. “We have long anticipated – and said publicly – that counting would most likely take place into Wednesday night and perhaps Thursday morning. We’re on pace to accomplish that responsibly, ensuring that the voice of every eligible voter is heard. It’s important to act quickly, but it’s more important to get it right.”