Biden edges closer to win as Pennsylvania focus intensifies

Biden edges closer to win as Pennsylvania focus intensifies
Biden has more clear chance than Trump to win the White House. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: Democratic candidate Joe Biden edged ever closer Saturday to a victory over the Republican President Donald Trump as the long, exacting work of counting votes extended into a fourth day after the election. The refreshing news for Biden campaign is that leads the very crucial state of Pennsylvania.

The delay in producing a result could be attributed to high turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the Trump and Biden.

Biden held leads in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada, putting him in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency.

There was intense focus on Pennsylvania, carried 20 electoral college votes, where Biden led Trump by more than 28,000 votes, and Nevada, where Biden was up by about 22,000. The prolonged wait added to the anxiety of a nation facing historic challenges, including the deep political polarization and the surging coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday night, when Biden addressed the nation his home in Wilmington, Delaware, he acknowledged the sluggish pace of the count “can be numbing,” he added: “Never forget the tallies aren’t just numbers: They represent votes and voters.”

The former Vice President expressed confidence that victory ultimately would be his.

He said: “The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race.”

Joe Biden wasn’t able to give the acceptance speech at that time that his aides had hoped, but he hit notes of unity, seemingly aimed at cooling the temperature of a heated and divided nation.

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