Joe Biden takes the lead in Georgia for the presidential race, still too close to call
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Former Vice President Joe Biden is now leading the race for President in Georgia.
As of 1 p.m. Friday, NBC News is reporting that Biden has 2,450,187 votes compared to President Trump’s 2,448,626 votes. That’s a difference of 1,561 votes.
Both Biden and Trump hold 49.4% of the vote in Georgia. NBC News reports that race is still too close to call.
Votes are still being counted and Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, plans on holding a press conference about the election at 10:30 Friday morning at the state capitol.
Georgia is not the only state where votes are being counted. Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska have not called the presidential election in their states at this point.
Biden is also leading in the number of electoral college votes. According to NBC News, he has 253 electoral votes, Trump has 214. Just one of the candidates needs 270 electoral votes to win the election. Georgia hold 16 electoral votes.