A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. Here, The Associated Press reviews them and examines the reasons why they could still go to either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden:
GEORGIA: Outstanding ballots left to be counted in counties where Biden has performed well.
THE BACKGROUND: Early Wednesday, Trump prematurely claimed he carried Georgia.
“It’s … clear that we have won Georgia. We’re up by 2.5%, or 117,000 (votes) with only 7% (of the vote) left” to count, Trump said during an early morning appearance at the White House. He also said he planned to contest the U.S. presidential election before the Supreme Court. It was unclear exactly what legal action he might pursue.
The race is too early to call. With an estimated 99% of the vote counted there, Trump’s lead over Biden has shrunk to about 9,500 votes Thursday evening, with tens of thousands more ballots left to be counted.
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