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Biden Takes Lead in GA, PA as Vote Margins Tighten, GOP in NV Alleges Thousands of Cases of Voter Fraud


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The votes are still being counted in the presidential election and as more ballots add up in the battleground states, the margins are going down, and Joe Biden has overtaken Trump in two essential states.

In his first press conference since election night, President Trump maintained he's won. "If you count the legal votes, I easily win," Trump said.

Critics call Trump's claims "baseless" and "unfounded," however, instances of voter fraud are beginning to be reported. 

The Republican Party in Nevada announced Thursday evening that it has sent a criminal referral to Attorney General William Barr with allegations of 3,062 cases of voter fraud, tweeting that they expect that number to grow substantially. 

They claim that thousands of individuals have been identified who cast ballots after moving out of state.

In Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden appears to have overtaken the president's substantial lead from election night, an appellate court judge cleared the way for the Trump campaign to more closely observe the Philadelphia County Board of Elections as they count mail-in ballots. But Trump observers say they're being stopped from seeing what's going on.

Trump campaign senior adviser Corey Lewandowski tweeted out a video showing a city attorney still preventing them from getting within six feet of election workers. "This makes it look like a kangaroo court. We deserve better. And we're not leaving until we witness every single vote that transpires here," Lewandowski said.

In Georgia, with 99 percent of the ballots in, Biden pulled ahead early this morning by just a little over 900 votes. The state is already preparing to conduct a recount since the results at this point are so razor-thin.

In Pennsylvania, Trump held a sizable lead until Friday morning. But now, with 98 percent of the ballots counted, Biden has also pulled ahead by roughly 5,000 votes. Vote counting is still taking place, but the results in the Keystone State are likely to end up in the courts since there's been such heavy dispute over the counting of late mail-in ballots.

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While the president is steadily gaining ground on Biden in Arizona, the results won't be known in either North Carolina or Nevada for days yet. Neither state is likely to share the final election results until next week. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden urged patience in a short appearance on Thursday.

"We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners. So I ask everyone to stay calm, all the people to stay calm. The process is working," Biden told supporters. 

Finally, it's not just the White House at stake. Whether or not Republicans maintain the majority in the Senate will come down to the remaining races in North Carolina and Georgia. Both states are still extremely tight, and Georgia has two Senate races this year, with at least one and possibly both going to a runoff on January 5. So it's possible we won't know which party will control the Senate until sometime early next year. 

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Caitlin Burke serves as National Security Correspondent and a general assignment reporter for CBN News. She has also hosted the CBN News original podcast, The Daily Rundown. Some of Caitlin’s recent stories have focused on the national security threat posed by China, America’s military strength, and vulnerabilities in the U.S. power grid. She joined CBN News in July 2010, and over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to cover stories both domestically and abroad. Caitlin began her news career working as a production assistant in Richmond, Virginia, for the NBC affiliate WWBT