Joe Biden takes the lead in Georgia

Updated 11:01 AM
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pulled ahead in the battleground state of Georgia by 917 votes, CNN reported on Friday, as the tallying of votes continues in the state.

Trump cannot afford to lose Georgia’s 16 electoral votes if he is to keep alive his hopes of a second term.

On Thursday, the U.S. President Donald Trump launched what is being deemed as an “extraordinary assault” on the country’s democratic process, when while addressing a press briefing in the White House he falsely claiming the election was being “stolen” from him.

Trump presented no evidence to sustain his claims, while attacking election workers, alleging fraud in the states where results from a dwindling set of uncounted votes are pushing Democrat Joe Biden nearer to victory. 

“This is a case where they’re trying to steal an election,” Trump said. 

Biden, the former vice president, was steadily eating away the Republican incumbent’s leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia even as he maintained narrow advantages in Nevada and Arizona, moving closer to securing the 270 votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner.