Biden Takes Slim Lead In GA, Ballots Deadline Is Today

The Washington Post reports:

Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead over Trump in Georgia, a state Trump must carry to maintain a pathway to an electoral college win and that no Democrat has carried since 1992, on the strength of absentee ballots.

As of 6 a.m., Biden was leading by 1,096 votes out of nearly 4.9 million cast. The state’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties of Fulton, DeKalb and Chatham finished counting absentee ballots on Thursday, helping Biden overcome Trump’s lead.

But the vote-counting is not yet complete. There are 8,899 requested overseas and military ballots that may arrive by the Friday deadline, plus provisional ballots left to count. As of late Thursday, 14,097 were still outstanding statewide, according to the secretary of state’s office.