(NEW YORK) — ABC News is projecting that President-elect Joe Biden has won the state of Georgia in the presidential election, while President Trump has won North Carolina and Alaska.
ABC News has now projected winners in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., giving Biden a total 307 electoral votes and 232 for Trump; 270 electoral votes are necessary to win the presidency.
In Georgia, with 99% of the vote counted, Biden has 2,971,474 votes to Trump’s 2,457,872, or 49.5% of the vote to 49.2%, respectively, a Biden lead of 14,102 votes. Georgia this morning began a by-hand full recount of the nearly five million presidential cotes cast there there, which must be completed by midnight on Wednesday, November 18.
Biden’s projected victory makes him the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since President Bill Clinton did it in 1992.
In 2016, President Trump earned a total of 306 electoral votes to 232 for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump has not yet conceded the election to Biden and continues to pursue legal challenges in several states, based on as-yet unproven allegations of election fraud.
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