US Election: Biden Close to Winning As He Overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania

As ballots from Philadelphia were counted, Biden took a lead of 5,587 votes, as, according to The Hill, the Democratic candidate overtook President Donald Trump.
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US Presidential Candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden

US Former Vice President Joe Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania on Friday morning, taking him closer to winning the White House race.

As ballots from Philadelphia were counted, Biden took a lead of 5,587 votes, as, according to The Hill, the Democratic candidate overtook President Donald Trump.

The development came hours after Trump was eclipsed by Biden for the lead in Georgia as well. In order to win reelection, Trump would need to win both states.

In either territory, news networks have yet to call the race, but the latest counts show that Biden is on track to win both Pennsylvania and Georgia. If he wins Pennsylvania, Biden will take the election outright, but he does not need the state to win the election if he also retains leads in two of Georgia's three states, Arizona and Nevada.

On Election Day, Pennsylvania started counting ballots, starting with votes cast on election day and then switching to ballots collected by mail. On Tuesday night into Wednesday, Trump led Biden, but on Tuesday evening into Wednesday, his lead steadily diminished as officials counted more and more of the mail-in ballots. Around 6 a.m., Trump led Biden by around 18,000 votes. Morning on Friday.