Decision 2020: Biden Takes Lead In Pennsylvania
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken the lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania as votes continue to be counted, widening his lead over President Trump. NBC's Jay Gray reports.
(NBC News) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken the lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania as votes continue to be counted.
He’s called for patience.
“We have no doubt that when the count is finished Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners,” Biden said Thursday.
President Trump, speaking for the first time since the morning after the election Thursday, delivered a rambling diatribe from the White House, doubling-down on allegations of voter suppression, corruption and unfounded claims that the election was “rigged.”
Some Republicans are publicly challenging the president’s baseless accusations.
“The president’s allegations of large-scale fraud and theft of the election are not just substantiated,” said Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.
“We heard nothing today about any evidence. I want to know what backs up what he said,” former New Jersey Governor and Trump campaign advisor Chris Christie told ABC News.
The president’s legal challenges have already been dismissed in Georgia and Michigan. Six cases remain active.
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