Trump Makes Gains in Arizona as Biden's Lead Drops Below 15K
The former vice president's lead has been reduced by thousands
Joe Biden’s lead has already dropped below 15,000 in Arizona, as President Donald Trump continues to make gains in the state.
The former vice president's lead has been reduced by thousands over the course of the last week.
The president is reducing Biden’s overall lead from 16,952 on Sunday afternoon to 14,746, according to another Maricopa County drop.
Trump was short in the Monday evening drop of ballots in terms of overall pace, taking 49.2 percent of the 6,495 votes, according to the Arizona Republic.
Trump now needs to take 60 percent of the remaining ballots so he can take the lead.
63,000 ballots are remaining, the paper has estimated.
Data Orbital estimates the remaining number to be around 61.6K, though over half are provisional.
Outstanding Ballot Update -— Data Orbital (@Data_Orbital) November 10, 2020
Maricopa: ~29.5k (8,209 are provisional)
Pima: ~18.7k (18k are provisional)
Remaining: 13.3k (10.6k are provisional)
Total: 61.6k (36.8k are provisional)#AZ #Election2020 #ElectionResults2020
According to the election results on RealClearPolitics, Biden's votes have dropped overall to 259, which technically means he is no longer the 'President-elect' like the media has been falsely reporting.
The news comes as Attorney General Bill Barr ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch investigations into counting irregularities in several states.
In a memo issued on Monday, AG Barr authorized the DOJ to look into allegations of voting anomalies in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani revealed that he has over 60 witnesses who are ready to testify that they have seen instances of voter fraud in Pennsylvania during the presidential election.
Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, says the Trump campaign could launch as many as ten lawsuits regarding the ballot count in the state.
"I can’t show all of the witnesses" right now, said Mr. Giuliani, who once took down New York's Mafia bosses as a prosecutor in the 1980s.