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Biden Nears Election Victory as Battleground Counts Slow

  • Pennsylvania would deliver 20 electoral votes to winner
  • Trump vows legal fight, stops short of repeating win claim
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Biden Takes Lead Over Trump in Pennsylvania, Closer to Victory
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Joe Biden was on the threshold of winning the White House with narrow leads over President Donald Trump in several battleground states, yet the final outcome remained stalled by the painstaking work of counting ballots.

Earlier Friday, the Democratic nominee overtook Trump to claim a slim advantage in Pennsylvania, where a victory would push him past the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. He currently leads by 19,625 votes there, according to Associated Press, and the late-counted ballots are overwhelmingly in his favor.