US election: Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia as vote counting continues

US election: Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia as vote counting continues

- Trump has again been overtaken in another battleground state, Georgia, as vote counting continues in the US

- The Democratic Party's candidate, Biden, overtook the US president in the state on Friday, November 6

- Georgia has 16 electoral votes and President Trump cannot afford to lose the state if he is to realise his second term ambition, which is looking increasingly unlikely

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As vote counting continues in the United States presidential election, the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, has overtaken President Donald Trump in a key battleground state, Georgia.

President Trump had been maintaining a lead in the state since Tuesday, November 3 when the counting began.

However, an updated report by The Guardian UK has indicated Biden is now leading in the state.

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US election: Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia as vote counting continues

Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia as vote counting continues in US presidential election. Photo credit: Chris Kleponis and Drew Angerer via Getty Images
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CNN also notes that President Trump cannot afford to lose Georgia's 16 electoral votes if he is to keep his hopes of a second term alive. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has addressed Americans, accusing the electoral authorities of fraud.

In his speech on Thursday, November 5, President Trump challenged the results of the presidential election, claiming it was rigged against him. The US president accused "big media, big money and big tech" of conspiring to ensure he loses the election to his Democratic Party's challenger, Biden.

Similarly, President Trump's legal team has filed lawsuits in two key battleground states, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The lawsuits were aimed at halting vote counting until courts can enforce rules that permit election observers to watch the ballots being opened and counted.

In another report, Renaissance Capital (RenCap) analysts have predicted that a win for Biden will attract huge investment to Africa and other emerging markets.

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Charles Robertson, a RenCap chief economist, said a Biden victory will, in the long run, shift trillions of dollars to the continent of Africa.

The expert at the global investment and research firm said he expects Biden to clinch victory with Nevada to give him six Electoral College votes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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