US Election Results 2020 LIVE: Joe Biden’s lead narrows in Arizona

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US Election Results 2020 LIVE: Biden campaign says it will fight any Trump efforts to stop vote counts in court
US Election Results 2020 LIVE: Biden campaign says it will fight any Trump efforts to stop vote counts in court

After Maricopa county, Arizona released a latest batch of election results, Joe Biden’s lead in the state narrowed. The two presidential candidates are now just 79,000 votes apart. More results are expected in three hours.

Maricopa – the state’s most populous county – accounts for the lion’s share of votes in Arizona.

The ballots that county officials are currently processing include absentee votes that arrived over the weekend. Maricopa has long been a conservative stronghold, but a number of factors – including demographic shifts, a cultural transformation in the suburbs, and a decade of progressive Latino-led activism – has turned the state into one of the most hotly contested political battlegrounds.

The Associated Press – whose results the Guardian uses – and several other news organizations declared the contest a win for Biden, but NBC and other organizations have maintained that the race is too close to call.

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