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As it happened: Biden overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia, putting him on cusp of US presidency

  • If the challenger wins Pennsylvania he will become the 46th president of the United States
  • Biden leads in all four key battleground states

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Activists dance with sculptures of the White House and Philadelphia City Hall across the street from where votes are being counted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Reuters
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Democratic challenger Joe Biden has overtaken US President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia, putting him in the lead in all four key battleground states.

If Biden wins Pennsylvania he will take the presidency. If he does not take the state but is declared victor in Georgia and retains the still-contested Arizona, he will have the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to make it to the White House. At present some media companies such as the Associated Press and Fox News have called Arizona for Biden, while others such as CNN have held off. Trump is managing to regain ground of his own in that state.

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