WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is on the cusp of winning the presidency after opening up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states.
Biden held leads Friday night in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the White House.
Trump stayed out of sight at the White House but made it clear he was not conceding, threatening unspecified further “legal action” on Twitter.
Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2020
I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2020
The winner will lead a country facing a historic set of challenges, including the surging pandemic and deep political polarization.