Joe Biden cut President Bush-led 20,000 votes in Pennsylvania in the early hours of Friday – climbing back after the critical swing state went down by more than 600,000 votes.
According to the numbers recorded by NBC News, the Democratic nominee now trails Trump by only 18,229 votes, with tens of thousands of ballots still counted. Biden won the ballot late, winning by a large margin and was expected.
Voting has come to a close on Tuesday evening, two days after the vote in Biden’s vote percentage in the state, due to mail-in ballot shootings that heavily overshadowed the former Vice President.
If Biden outbid Trump and maintained his advantage in the state, he would secure his presidential election with a total of 273 total electoral votes.
Biden is a pioneer in other swing states yet to be called by major news organizations, including Arizona and Nevada. Both Fox News and The Associated Press have called Arizona for a former vice president, but the Trump campaign says he can still win in the southwestern state.
If Biden wins Pennsylvania, he will successfully flip to the “Blue Wall” states – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – Trump entered his upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Biden, a Pennsylvania native, focused on his campaign and the state’s own hometown of Scranton.
On Election Day, Biden visited his childhood home in the former coal industry town and autographed on a wall in the house before moving to his campaign headquarters in Delaware.
“From this house to the White House by God’s grace”, Biden wrote, according to a photograph of the sign.
If Trump does not win the Keystone State, he will have no way of re-election.