Joe Biden, candidate of the Democratic Party, has taken the lead against US President Donald Trump in the presidential election in the key state of Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden overtook President Trump in the count in Pennsylvania just before 9 a.m. as the state’s Democratic-leaning counties reported additional vote count totals. The count is ongoing. But Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 votes needed even with a handful of other states still too close to call.
Biden also took a small lead in Georgia early Friday, though vote counting is not yet complete. Thousands of requested overseas and military ballots may arrive by the deadline Friday, and there are provisional ballots left to count.
Pennsylvania is regarded as the stronghold of the Republicans (Red state).
Trump had maintained the leading votes in the key state since the election on Tuesday — but until Friday when the state turned blue (the Democrat colour).
Pennsylvania is one of the states in the US with the highest number of electoral votes.
The state has 20 electoral votes.
The final result in Pennsylvania is yet to be announced as counting is still in progress; so, it is not plain sailing for Biden in the state as of now.
Biden also overtook Trump in Georgia, another Republican state where the US president was leading.
More to follow…