US election 2020: Trump and Biden virtually TIED in crucial state of Georgia with less than 665 votes between them

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DONALD Trump's lead in Georgia has dramatically shrunk to less than 1,000 votes as Joe Biden has caught up with results is coming down to the wire.

The President remains ahead in the Peach State but by 665 votes but both candidates are tied holding 49.4 per cent of the vote.

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Donald Trump's lead in Georgia continues to shrink dramatically

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Donald Trump's lead in Georgia continues to shrink dramatically Credit: AFP or licensors

Joe Biden's not far behind in the Peach State as the election is coming down to the wire

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Joe Biden's not far behind in the Peach State as the election is coming down to the wireCredit: Reuters

There are still about 14,000 ballots left to count as Americans are anxiously watching who will clinch the crucial 16 electoral votes from Georgia.

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Secretary of State, said there wouldn't be any further updates until later on Friday.

Georgia is just one of the key battleground states that are set to determine who will get the keys to the White House.

Biden just 17 electoral votes awaits away from becoming the president-elect.

Winning Georgia would give him 269 electoral votes - meaning he would effectively be have a a clear path to the Oval Office.

Biden could win the election if he secures Georgia's electoral votes while maintaining his current lead in Arizona.

A result in Arizona is not expected until later today because there are about 285,000 votes left to count.

About 200,000 of those will be coming from Maricopa County - the state's largest county - officials should be giving an update later this morning.

Trump's lead in Pennsylvania is also shrinking to just 18,229 between him and former vice president.

Biden is sill leading in Nevada and Arizona by 11,438 and 47,052 votes.


Their nail-biting battle continues as:

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Trump's lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia are dramatically shrinking to just 18,229 and 1,267 votes respectively.

Biden is sill leading in Nevada and Arizona by 11,438 and 47,052 votes.

With ballot counting to continue into Friday - Trump has again made baseless accusations that the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election.

Bitter Trump alleged "tremendous corruption" in the vote, singling out mail-in ballots which he suggested were suspicious in being "overwhelmingly" for rival Joe Biden.

The President told reporters: "If you count the legal votes I easily win. If you count the illegal votes –  they can try to steal the election from us."

Trump vowed he would not allow unfounded "corruption to steal such an important election" or "silence" GOP voters after debunked voter fraud claims flooded social media.

"They did the mail in ballots where there's tremendous corruption and fraud going on," he raged. "I told everybody that these things would happen."

"I've already decisively won," Trump insisted, hours after Biden said he had "no doubt" he had won the nail-biting battle for the Oval Office.

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Citing his victories in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa, Trump declared that there was "no blue wave that they predicted" as he touted Republican gains in the House.

"Democrats are the party of the big donors, the big media, and big tech," he told reporters, as the counting continues in key states like Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona today.

"The Republicans have become the party of the American worker," Trump added, before slamming the "phony" media polling, which he claimed was "election interference in the truest sense of that word."

Why is Trump taking his election battle to court

Trump has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan to demand better access for Republican observers to locations where ballots are being counted.

A statement from the campaign said in Michigan that they haven't been given "meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law."

The Georgia lawsuit filed in Chatham County essentially asks a judge to ensure the state laws are being followed on absentee ballots  

The Trump campaign also filed a lawsuit to intervene in a Pennsylvania case at the Supreme Court that deals with whether ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted.

A spokesman for Trump’s team said: “This is the most important election of our lifetime, and President Trump made clear our path forward last night: ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation.

“Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania. Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it.”

Separately in Nevada, GOP lawyers had already launched legal challenges involving absentee votes in Nevada, specifically contesting local decisions.

Trump insisted again that he had won the election before all votes were counted

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Trump insisted again that he had won the election before all votes were countedCredit: Reuters

He also claimed the polls were run by Democrats after demanding that the counting stopped today

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He also claimed the polls were run by Democrats after demanding that the counting stopped today Credit: AP:Associated Press
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