*(Via The Hill) – Democratic nominee Joe Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania just before 9 a.m. Friday morning, moving him closer to defeating President Trump in the race for the White House.
Biden took a lead of 5,587 votes as ballots from Philadelphia were counted, diminishing Trump’s lead of 18,229 votes as of 6 a.m. Friday morning. Votes are still being tallied.
The development came hours after Biden also eclipsed Trump for the lead in Georgia. Trump would need to win both states in order to win reelection.
News networks have yet to call the race in either state, but the new counts suggest that Biden is on pace to win both Pennsylvania and Georgia, which would seal off Trump’s path to reelection. Biden would capture the election outright if he wins Pennsylvania, but he does not need the state in order to win the election if he also maintains leads in two of the three states of Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.
Trump has shown no signs of plans to concede should Biden be declared the winner of the election. Indeed, he has promised future legal challenges.
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