Joe Biden doubles lead in swing state of Nevada as vote count goes on

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has doubled his lead over President Trump in the swing state of Nevada and now appears within striking distance of the White House.

The former veep is leading Trump by 20,137 ballots as of Friday morning with 92 percent of precincts reporting — up from 11,400 overnight after a tranche of mail-in ballots in urban Clark County, which covers Las Vegas, were tabulated.

Local officials say there are 63,200 votes left to count and another update will be provided later Friday but it’s unclear when the state will be called.

Biden has also pulled ahead in the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania and is preparing to address the nation on Friday evening.

The former veep currently has 264 Electoral College votes, according to Fox News’ count, and could win the presidency if he gets Nevada’s six electoral votes.

Hillary Clinton carried the Silver State in 2016 but President Trump made a concerted effort to flip Nevada red.

Narrowly trailing in the state, the president’s re-election campaign filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday calling for the vote count in Nevada to be stopped because they allege as many as 10,000 ex-residents cast an illegal vote for Biden.

The Nevada lawsuit is among a raft of legal actions taken over the past two days in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over counting the results, some of which have already gone by the wayside.

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