Networks Finally Project Biden As Winner In Georgia

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 09: U.S President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media at the Queen Theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 in Wilmington, D... WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 09: U.S President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media at the Queen Theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) MORE LESS

President-elect Joe Biden is projected to win Georgia — adding 16 electoral votes to his lead over President Donald Trump, according to reports from multiple networks on Friday. 

Both CNN and NBC made the call on Friday afternoon, marking a surprising flip of the traditionally ruby red state which came into play as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential election. 

Georgia was among the last states to be called, more than one week after Election Day, bringing Biden’s tally to 306 electoral votes nationwide — far surpassing the 270 baseline that he crossed on Saturday when he became the President-elect. President Trump, who was projected to win North Carolina, has 232 electoral votes.

Although the votes do not affect the election’s overall outcome, Biden’s feat in Georgia means that he flipped five states won by Trump in 2016.

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