Biden takes Georgia to solidify victory

Biden takes Georgia to solidify victory
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  • calendar-gray 14 November 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden has won the state of Georgia, the BBC projects, the first Democratic candidate to do so since 1992.

The win solidifies Mr Biden's victory, giving him a total of 306 votes in the electoral college, the system the US uses to choose its president, APA reports citing BBC.

President Donald Trump is projected to win North Carolina, reaching 232 votes.

Mr Trump, who has not yet conceded, alluded for the first time to a possible new administration in January.

Looking subdued, the president stopped short of acknowledging his defeat and did not mention Mr Biden by name in his first official appearance since the election during a briefing of his coronavirus task force.

"This administration will not be going to a lockdown," Mr Trump said at the White House Rose Garden, as the country faces growing outbreaks of the virus. "Whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration will be. I guess time will tell."

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