As it happened: Biden overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia, putting him on cusp of US presidency

As it happened: Biden overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia, putting him on cusp of US presidency

Democratic challenger Joe Biden has overtaken US President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia, putting him in the lead in all four key battleground states.

If Biden wins Pennsylvania he will take the presidency. If he does not take the state but is declared victor in Georgia and retains the still-contested Arizona, he will have the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to make it to the White House. At present some media companies such as the Associated Press and Fox News have called Arizona for Biden, while others such as CNN have held off. Trump is managing to regain ground of his own in that state.

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