US Election 2020: Joe Biden certain of winning the elections as lead in Pennsylvania seals race to White House

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What you need to know

Democratic candidate Joe Biden is certain of winning the race to White house, after taking lead in key states.

The mail-in ballots from Georgia on Thursday pushed Biden to 264 (provision results), just 6 points towards the majority 270, a fact Biden says is a landslide victory in the history of America.

“We are certain that we are going to win the elections. As results streams in, it is clear that we are going to win with landslide vote of up to 274 electoral votes – a major victory in the history of America,” says former Vice President Joe Biden.

The gap between the Democrats and Republicans continue to widen as results comes in from key states, as president Trump lacks behind with 217 (provision results) electoral votes.

According to Sky news reports, here is what you should know about the race to 270.

Just six states left to declare and Joe Biden is in strong position.

The Democrat declares 'we are going to win this race' after overtaking Donald Trump in Pennsylvania - winning there would be enough on its own to clinch the White House.

Confirmed results

A recount is announced in Georgia - a reliably Republican state where Biden today overtook the president due to mail-in ballots.

What are the numbers? Biden is on 253 Electoral College votes in the race to 270. He needs: Pennsylvania (20) or two of Arizona (11), Georgia (16), Nevada (6) and North Carolina (15).

Trump says it is 'not over'. He is on 214 and needs Pennsylvania and three of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina to win or potentially tie

He is pursuing legal action in at least four states amid unsubstantiated claims of 'voter fraud'

Biden campaign said to have hoped Pennsylvania would declare on Friday but now thought to be unlikely to announce results until Saturday.


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