With Mariopa County releasing the totals of about 73,000 ballots, Biden is leading Arizona by 29,861 votes, with 49.6% of the vote compared to Trump’s 48.7%.
About 171,000 ballots are outstanding statewide.
Arizona has 11 electoral votes.
– Biden delivers remarks from Delaware as lead grows
The former vice president took to the stage three nights after Election Day to again say his prospects for taking the White House look good.
“We don’t have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell us it’s clear,” Biden said. “We are going to win this race.”
No outlet has projected the election winner, but Biden leads in four critical battleground states yet to be called: Georgia, Nevada, Arizona and Pennsylvania. His lead has narrowed in Arizona Friday, but only grown in the other three. He leads by more than 20,000 votes in Nevada, Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Biden didn’t step to the podium until nearly 11 p.m. Eastern time. Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris joined Biden on stage, but did not give remarks as previously planned if the race had been called. The former vice president spoke from the stage in Wilmington that had been constructed for a possible victory speech on election night.