Joe Biden's lead doubles in Nevada as he edges closer to victory

Joe Biden has doubled his lead in Nevada as he edges closer to victory in the presidential race.

He has 604,251 votes while Trump trails at 592,813 after additional ballots were counted from Clark County, the most populous county in the state.

It means he has a lead of around 22,000 votes – double the 11,000 lead he had yesterday.

Nevada is one of a few states left to be called as the results of the election still hang in the balance.

CNN and The New York Times have Biden on 253 electoral college votes, to Trump’s 214. The Associated Press and Fox News have also called Arizona for Biden, putting him on 264 election votes.

Nevada is worth six electoral college votes – enough to get him into the White House if he wins that state plus Arizona, though his lead is narrowing there.

However he has another path to victory after he took the lead in critical Pennsylvania.

That is worth 20 electoral college votes – enough to tip him over the 270 votes needed for him to beat Donald Trump and win the race.

The AP has not yet called Pennsylvania or Nevada, where the count is still ongoing.

But Jon Ralstonthe widely respected editor of the Nevada Independent, believes the race there is all but over.

Meanwhile one of the forecasters officially approved by Twitter – Decision Desk HQ – has called the race saying Biden has been elected as president.

But Donald Trump’s campaign team insist the election is not over.

In a statement they said Biden had only been called winner because of a ‘false projection…based on results in four states that are far from final’.

Biden’s campaign team hit back with a threat that ‘trespassers can be escorted’ from the White House.

Trump is yet to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and has repeated baseless claims of voter fraud as his path to victory narrows.

His niece has warned of ‘dangerous’ months ahead, claiming the ‘desperate’ president is ‘planning a coup’.

The US leader stunned the world on Thursday with an astonishing rant fuelled by a conspiracy theory that claims the Democrats have ‘rigged’ the US election – despite there being no evidence of foul play.

It’s still not known just when the final results will roll in: the increased number of mail-in ballots this year has delayed counts – with some states continuing to accept all mail-in ballots received by November 12, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, November 3.

Reports suggest the US is on course for its highest electoral turnout in a century, after approximately 100 million people cast their ballots in early voting before election day.

Trump was leading in Georgia and Pennsylvania until Biden narrowly overtook in both states on Friday.

However, Georgia has announced that it will do a recount as there were only 1,000 votes between the two candidates.

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