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Biden in the lead

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/20, 07:01 am

As vote counting continued in a few swing states, Joe Biden took a lead of about 29,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Barely 4,000 separated him from President Donald Trump in Georgia, where the secretary of state said a recount would occur. Some media outlets already declared Biden the winner, but recounts and lawsuits could throw that result in doubt.

What comes next? Biden’s margin of victory is small enough that the Trump campaign could ask for recounts in multiple states and has already pledged to do so in Wisconsin. But the official requests have to wait for the election boards to finish counting and certifying every vote, which could take at least several more days. Judges dismissed some of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits over vote counting or ballot irregularities, while other suits are still pending in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s analysis of mainstream media’s erroneous predictions that Biden would win in a landslide.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Sat, 11/07/2020 10:41 am

    The TOTALLY biased media is one of the reasons we have so many problems. That is why THEY have NO right to tell us who our President is or should be. They have been against Trump since he began running for President the first time. Obama helped by making the FBI do illegal wire tapping among other stuff. And then they kept the Russian collusion FAKE NEWS going for almost 4 years. Some are still using that as one of their talking points on twitter. 

     

    Like Harry Reid said about his reasons for lying, He admitted he lied and that it got the results he wanted.

    Pelosi can't seem to keep her blatant lies in check. She does interviews with biased reporters. If someone asks her a tough truthful question, she accuses them of being against her or a part of the Republican camp.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Sat, 11/07/2020 11:10 am

    We should go back to voting in person, unless you are unable to vote that way. But you must REQUEST a mail-in ballot, not be sent one without a request.

    I also think people should dip their finger in purple ink to show that they voted, like they do in other countries to keep people from voting more than once. 

    It's odd that Dems don't suspect there might be illegal voting since they accused Trump and the Russians of cheating the first time. You would think they would like the polls to be honest, that people should show ID, that ballots and voter rolls should be checked before the election. 

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