Biden on the verge of becoming next President of United States

Joe Biden is closing in on the White House after taking the lead over Donald Trump in two crucial battlegrounds.

Votes are still be counted, but Mr Biden is now ahead in the key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona.

In Pennsylvania, Biden leads by 21,705 votes, with a victory there enough to take him to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the US Presidency.


However the difference is so slim in Georgia, where Trump trails by 4,020 votes, that officials have confirmed a recount will take place.

“As we are closing in on a final count, we can begin to look toward our next steps… with a margin that small, there will likely be a recount in Georgia,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told reporters on Saturday morning Australian time.

Joe Biden is expected to address the nation later this morning, after yesterday calling for calm and asking people to trust the process.

“I ask everyone to stay calm. The process is working,” Biden said.

“It is the will of the voters. No one, not anyone else who chooses the president of the United States of America.”

Meantime, Donald Trump has vowed not to go down without a fight and has threatened to take the results to court.

“We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process,” Mr Trump said.

“We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our Government.

“I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”