Democratic candidate Joe Biden is still on the verge of the presidency of the United States on Friday morning, after three days of vote counting. After a nightly continuation of his steady advance, he is on the verge of taking over from Donald Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Trump keeps repeating that elections are ‘stolen’
In both Pennsylvania and Georgia, only postal votes are counted – all votes cast in polling stations on election day have already been processed.
As expected – as Democrats more often voted by mail – it was confirmed on Thursday that the vast majority of postal votes were in favor of Biden. This trend was maintained in the night from Thursday to Friday (Dutch time). The considerable lead that President Trump initially had in both states has steadily declined.
The big picture is almost the same as yesterday morning. President Trump must keep Pennsylvania and Georgia if he is to keep a shot at the winnings.
Biden has a multitude of possible routes to the White House. A Pennsylvania victory would be enough.
At a press conference in the White House on Thursday night, Trump released a muddled statement full of untruths and baseless claims about widespread electoral fraud.
The president’s claims were echoed in the following hours by several Republican Party leaders, including Senator Lindsey Graham. Nor did they provide any evidence.