Why AP hasn’t called Pennsylvania and Georgia

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The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, because there were hundreds of thousands of votes left to be counted Thursday morning in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Trump, who held a 675,000-vote lead early Wednesday, prematurely declared victory in the state. By Thursday, his lead had slipped to about 90,000. And the race is destined to get tighter. The vast majority of the votes left to be counted there were cast by mail  — and that is a form of voting that Biden has carried by a large margin.

The Georgia presidential contest between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden remained too early to call. Tens of thousands of ballots are still left to be counted — many in counties where the former vice president was in the lead. Trump and Biden are locked in a tight contest to secure the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency and Georgia is a must-win state for Trump. The president prematurely declared he was winning it early Wednesday. Yet his lead over Biden had narrowed to about 9,500 votes by Thursday. State elections officials say there are still 47,277 ballots to be tabulated.



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