What had been a neck and neck race for the Whitehouse with polling differences of one per cent or less carried on until each candidate, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, had each won around 200 electoral college votes. Only 70 votes away from victory.
With Donal Trump reaching 212 electoral college votes Biden pulled ahead with 214, which grew to 224 and by 03:11 he clinched 264 votes according to the Guardian, only six more votes to go for victory, yet the TV was reporting that Biden was only on 254 by Friday afternoon.
But Trump was not out of the race by any means as he had every expectation of picking up a further 54 votes if, as expected he won Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Alaska.
Counting in Republican Georgia was painfully slow and by Friday afternoon it still was not completed, but with 95 per cent completed but in a late surge Biden had surprisingly eased ahead by around 1,000 votes with much the same happening in Republican held Pennsylvania where Biden was ahead by 6,000 votes.
Arizona and Nevada were also still counting but in each Biden was ahead and expected to take the states.
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