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  • Joe Biden is on the verge of becoming the next president off the United States.

  • Three days after the election, the counting continues in a handful of remaining battleground states.

  • But today, Joe Biden finally pushed ahead of Donald Trump in a number of key states, including Pennsylvania, where 98% of the votes have been counted.

  • Pennsylvania alone would be enough toe hand him the keys to the White House.

  • But tonight, President Trump has said he will continue.

  • His legal fight on would never give up fighting for the American people with all but six states left to declare.

  • Joe Biden has 253 Electoral College votes, and Donald Trump has 214 270 is the number needed to win the presidency.

  • Counting is still going on in six states, including key ones like Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona.

  • On in Georgia, where the margins are so tight there's going to be a recount.

  • Well, let's get the very latest from our North America editor, John So Paul John.

  • Yes, Sophie Joe Biden must feel he is almost within touching distance of the presidency and becoming America's 46th president.

  • He's ahead in all the places that he needs to be ahead.

  • It is surely just a matter of time before he crosses the line on becomes president elect.

  • But as you say, there is going to be a recount in Georgia.

  • There are snags in Pennsylvania.

  • This is Aled dragging out, and we'll drag through the weekend, potentially on the other side.

  • Donald Trump side.

  • There is growing frustration in the White House that he's not getting the support that he thinks he deserves from senior Republicans, that there is no legal strategy, just a lot of writs flying around.

  • It all makes for a pretty un atmosphere in the building behind me.

  • Joe Biden takes the lead in Pennsylvania.

  • Trump is now TRO.

  • Biden has just taken the lead, winning the overwhelming service.

  • This might just be the moment.

  • The whole ball game, the seemingly overwhelming lead that Donald Trump had in Pennsylvania the day after the election this morning finally evaporated and has become a Biden lead.

  • If the Democratic challenger wins here, it's game over for the president.

  • Pretty soon the hyphen will be gone from vice president to President elect Joe Biden.

  • It's a happy day for our country on the March of the Maths has been played out in small government buildings and windowless offices in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia.

  • 1000 votes here, a few 100 there all the time, chipping away at Donald Trump's grip on the White House.

  • There will there be a recount in Georgia, where margins are so tight in Pennsylvania today?

  • From the pro Biden supporters, the party's already started.

  • There's growing confidence on Yes, they'll be dancing in the streets.

  • But But from the Trump supporters increasing anxiety and a lot of chance of Yusa on in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Trump supporters resorted to prayer.

  • Please let our luck change.

  • Not the first time that prayers being offered in Sin City last night, a disconsolate president made a long, unhappy statement again, alleging without evidence that he was being robbed of a victory that was his.

  • If you count the legal votes, I easily win.

  • If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us, and we think we will win the election very easily.

  • We think there's going to be ah, lot of litigation because we have so much evidence so much proof and it's going to end up perhaps at the highest court in the land.

  • Astonishingly, all the main U.

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  • Networks pulled away before he'd finished.

  • Okay, here we are again in the unusual position of not only interrupting the president of the United States, but correcting the president of the United States.

  • This morning, the president issued this statement.

  • We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting an election certification on that this is no longer about any single election.

  • This is about the integrity of our entire election process.

  • I will never give up fighting for you on our nation, President Donald J.

  • Trump, but hold up in the White House.

  • The president isn't enjoying that much support for his legal battle from his party.

  • This is the Republican senator from Pennsylvania.

  • The president's speech last night was very disturbing to me because he made very, very serious allegations without any evidence to support it.

  • I am not aware of any significant fraud, any significant wrongdoing if it's happened than the evidence needs to come out.

  • We need to go to court on.

  • The Democrat mayor of Philadelphia has also weighed in colorfully.

  • You know, I think what the president needs to do is frankly, put his big boy pants on.

  • He needs to acknowledge the fact that he lost, and he needs to congratulate the winner.

  • Justice Jimmy Carter.

  • Did Justice George H.

  • W.

  • Bush did, and frankly, just his Al Gore dude and stop this and let us move forward as a country.

  • Meanwhile, in Wilmington, Delaware, the stage was set for a declaration on election night.

  • It didn't happen then, but it might very soon a declaration that Joe Biden has won on that he is now the president elect.

  • He's marching to the drum beat of America's long established Democratic traditions, determined to be unaffected by the noise coming from the White House.

  • Convention has it that the loser concedes before the winner claims victory.

  • But Donald Trump is running out of legal avenues on its became beginning to seem clear that unless the vote votes change substantially in Pennsylvania, he really doesn't have a legal shot on.

  • That means that Joe Biden he's going to address the nation tonight might find himself declaring victory without waiting for a Donald Trump concession.

  • John Sobel, Thank you.

  • So Joe Biden is on the brink of the presidency.

  • He has waited more than 30 years for this moment.

  • Our North America correspondent, Nick Bryant, is that Biden's campaign headquarters in Delaware's John was saying he's expected toe address the nation tonight.

  • The momentum is very much with him.

  • Yeah, the question is whether he claims victory.

  • He's not gonna wait for a concession from Donald Trump because that simply won't come.

  • But he might wait until Pennsylvania is declared the message all along for the binding campaign.

  • This past three days really has Bean to be calm, to be patient, to be confident because they are sure they're gonna win.

  • They were on election night.

  • They didn't freak out when Donald Trump took that early lead because they knew that is a mail in ballots were counted.

  • They would win states like Wisconsin, Michigan on now Pennsylvania, where his lead is unassailable and Joe Biden really has done the job that he was hard to do to take back those Rust Belt states that ordinarily democratic but Donald Trump 14 years ago on Sophie.

  • We are starting to see evidence of a transition of power, the Secret Service has boosted its security around Joe Biden today, the skies above me a now restricted space.

  • The sort of things you see when a politician moves from being a presidential candidate to the president elect.

  • Brian.

  • Thank you.

Joe Biden is on the verge of becoming the next president off the United States.

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