Joe Biden on Wednesday spoke about the election results and told the crowd, “We’re still in the game in Georgia, even if it’s not what we expected. ”
The Battlefield State of Georgia is fast approaching the finish line as the State counts its final votes.
According to CNN, Fulton County, the state’s largest and seat of Atlanta, has only 10,000 mail-in ballots left.
On average, 3,000 votes are counted every hour in the county, which has continued to push through the night. All the votes in person have been counted and only the votes of those absent remain.
The region is a democratic stronghold and holds the potential to overturn the state. Currently, Donald Trump is leading with 49.6%, while Joe Biden holds 49.1% of the vote.
Mr Biden outperforms Hillary Clinton’s performance in 2016 in those counties, including their more upscale suburbs.
In Georgia, Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock qualified for a run-off on January 5 in the special election for Ms. Loeffler’s Senate seat.
They are the first two in a crowded field that also included Republican Doug Collins. But no candidate has been able to achieve the 50 percent threshold necessary to achieve victory.
Ms Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman, was appointed last year to replace Senator Johnny Isakson. Mr. Warnock is pastor of the Atlanta Church where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. preached.
Mr. Warnock is trying to become Georgia’s first black US senator.
When will we know who won the US election?
Georgia is not an obvious Biden country. It is the Great South. No Democrat has taken the state to a presidential election since Bill Clinton 28 years ago.
Georgia joined the Confederation when it separated from the Union. He is deeply religious and deeply conservative. For decades it has been redder than red.
But now the cracks are appearing. The polls have put Mr. Biden and Donald Trump neck and neck in the state. Current reports place Trump with a slim 49.6% lead over Biden’s 49.2%, with 95% of the expected votes counted.
A week before election day, nearly three million people voted early in Georgia, approaching the 2016 total of just over four million. The remarkable rise in the turnout makes Democrats optimistic.
What are the issues at stake?
The battle for Georgia comes down to the urban versus the rural. Democrats want to rack up votes in cities and hope that can trump the predominantly pro-Trump campaign.
When Mr. Biden gave his speech in Warm Springs, Georgia, he compared today’s crises – a pandemic and an economic crash – to those facing Franklin D. Roosevelt, the former US president and Party titan. Democrat, led America through the Great Depression and the Second World War.
When is an outcome likely?
With several contests still too early to be called, and the Georgia Senate race heading for a second round in January, the final verdict is set to drag on.