US Election 2020: Biden inches ahead of Trump in key state Georgia

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Democratic candidate Joe Biden has pulled ahead of Donald Trump in Georgia, a key state in the US presidential race, voting data shows.

Mr Trump must win Georgia to leave him with a path to win the election.

According to the most recent data, Mr Biden is leading in the state by more than 1,000, with 99% of votes counted.

With its 16 electoral college votes, winning the state would put Mr Biden just one shy of the crucial 270 threshold needed to win the presidency.

If Mr Trump does not win Georgia, the most electoral college votes he could get from the remaining states is 269, which would leave the candidates in an unprecedented draw.

Final vote counting is continuing in the state, and no news organisation has yet projected it as a Biden win. Authorities there have said they hope to have a result on Friday.

Georgia is a traditionally Republican state and has not been won by a Democrat since 1992.

It is one of a handful of states on which the election now hangs.

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