The lead of Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in Georgia increased to over 4,000 votes on Friday.
According to the office of the Georgian Foreign Minister, Biden led Trump in the state of Georgia by at least 4,235 votes as of 4:59 p.m. local time. The data also showed that Biden received 49.42 percent of the vote, while Trump received 49.34 percent of the vote.
Before the last update, Biden was ahead of Trump on Friday morning with just over 1,000 votes.
Biden’s larger lead over Trump in Georgia, one of the last states yet to be named in the 2020 elections, comes shortly after state election officials announced a recount.
During a press conference on Friday, Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger said: “At the moment Georgia is still too close to call the election. From about 5 million votes cast, we will have a margin of a few thousand”.
“With such a small margin, there will be a recount in Georgia,” he added.
Washington Newsday asked Biden’s campaign to comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
This is breaking news and will be updated as more information becomes available.