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The count goes on - with Biden on the cusp of presidency

APTOPIX Election 2020 Pennsylvania Vote Counting
Posted at 7:44 PM, Nov 06, 2020

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.

The winner will lead a country facing a historic set of challenges, including the surging pandemic and deep political polarization.

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