ARIZONA NEWS

Trump continues to gain on Biden in Arizona, but still trails by 20,000

Nov 7, 2020, 9:13 AM

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in W...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PHOENIX – Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Arizona continued to decrease, but he still leads 1,626,943 to 1,606,370 after more results were released Saturday morning, according to Secretary of State statistics.

Trump gained 7,479 votes on the former vice president and trails Biden by 20,573. Biden was leading by just under 30,000 on Friday evening, the office’s website showed.

The update included nearly 49,000 ballots reported by Maricopa County.

The Associated Press projected Biden winning Arizona shortly after election night, after an analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow Trump to catch up.

Meanwhile, most media outlets have determined that the Grand Canyon State remains too close to call.

However, two prominent Phoenix polling firms — Data Orbital and OH Predictive Insights — said Friday they now expect Biden to win Arizona.

Biden overtook Trump in the vote count in battlegrounds Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday morning, closing in on the presidency.

If Pennsylvania goes to the Democrat, it would clinch the race for the challenger, regardless of the final numbers from Arizona.

It could take several more days for the vote count to conclude in some states, allowing a clear winner to emerge. With millions of ballots yet to be tabulated, Biden has already received more than 73 million votes nationally, the most in history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

[nationalaz2020][/nationalaz2020]

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

photo of Raad Almansoori...

KTAR.com

Suspect in Arizona stabbings linked to murder of woman in New York

A man suspected in two recent Valley stabbings has been linked to the murder of a woman in a New York City hotel room in early February.

28 minutes ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: How does APS justify raising rates amid inflation?

Ted Geisler, president of Arizona Public Service (APS), joined Jim Sharpe on Arizona’s Morning News to discuss how the company decided on an 11% increase on customers amid current inflation.

57 minutes ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: How APS plans to keep service going, workers prepare for future winter storms

Ted Geisler, president of Arizona Public Service (APS), joined Jim Sharpe on Arizona’s Morning News to discuss how the company decided on an 11% increase on customers amid current inflation, as well as discussed how workers have used this past winter storm to prepare for future weather impacts. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News […]

1 hour ago

Amkor Technology to bring semiconductor facility to Peoria...

Serena O'Sullivan

Peoria City Council paves the way for new semiconductor packaging and test facility

Tempe-based Amkor Technology is set to launch an advanced semiconductor packaging and test facility in north Peoria, officials said.

3 hours ago

Sunnyslope campus...

Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Humane Society closing Sunnyslope campus, new facility set to open in Phoenix

The Arizona Humane Society's Sunnyslope campus is in the process of being relocated to the Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus.

3 hours ago

Paul Russell and Jake Hoot are among the scheduled performers for the Out of the Park Music Fest on...

KTAR.com

City of Surprise to close out spring training with music festival

Surprise will finish its spring training season by hosting a music festival on the final day of games in the West Valley city.

3 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

Trump continues to gain on Biden in Arizona, but still trails by 20,000