Shepherdstown, W.Va. – The Associated Press (AP) has not yet called a winner for the presidential race in Georgia as a reported less than 22,000 votes are still to be counted in counties around the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The presidential race in Georgia is coming down to the wire as Republican President Donald Trump leads by a reported 1,775 votes. According to the AP, President Trump has a vote count of 2,447,343 votes in the state, while Biden is at 2,445,568 votes.
The AJC reports that Biden will have to win 58% of the outstanding votes to swing Georgia.
Georgia has consistently been a red state where voters have not chosen a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton ran in 1992.
The AP also reports that Biden currently holds 264 Electoral College votes, and President Trump has 214. The candidate who receives the most votes in Georgia will earn an added 16 electoral votes.
Early Wednesday morning, President Trump prematurely declared that he was winning in Georgia.
During remarks on Thursday night, President Trump expressed statements about his distrust in absentee votes that have been counted in Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia.
“There are now only a few states yet to be decided in the presidential race,” President Trump said. “The voting apparatus of those states are run in all cases by Democrats. We were winning in all the key locations by a lot actually, and then our numbers started miraculously getting whittled away in secret, and they wouldn’t allow legally permissible observers.”