Election day was Tuesday, but the count in several critical swing states is still dragging on, making it impossible to definitively call the election for either Donald Trump or Joe Biden.
Breitbart reported Friday morning that Joe Biden appeared to pull ahead in battleground Georgia overnight, but Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced that the vote is too close to call, and a recount will be ordered.
According to Decision Desk HQ, the former vice president has pulled ahead, leading President Trump by just 917 votes.
At the time of publication the president had 2,448,454 votes in his column, to 2,449,371 for Biden. Less than one per cent of ballots remain to be counted.
However, with the race so tight, Florida Republican Matt Gaetz has suggested military ballots, which can be accepted up to November 6th, could still prove decisive.
Some 12,432 military and overseas absentee ballots were counted in the state in 2016, according to the Army Times, 5,203 of them being military.
Raffensperger made his announcement later in the morning, revealing that “right now Georgia remains too close to call. Out of approximately 5 million votes cast, we’ll have a margin of a few thousand.”
The focus for our office and for the county election officials, for now, remains on making sure that every legal vote is counted and recorded accurately,” he continued. “With a margin that small, there will be a recount in Georgia.”
Raffensperger appears to agree with Gaetz that the military ballots could make the difference in the Peach state, remarking that as of 10 a.m., there were nearly 5,500 votes in Gwinnett, Floyd, Cherokee, and DeKalb counties yet to be counted, as well as 8,890 outstanding military ballots that will be counted if they are “returned by the close of business today.”
“This election is not over,” Trump 2020 campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement Friday morning. “The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final.”
America continues to wait with bated breath for votes to be tallied in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada.