(WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden has received Georgia and its 16 electoral votes, a unprecedented victory for Democrats who pushed to broaden their electoral map by means of the Solar Belt.
The win by Biden pads his Electoral Faculty margin of victory over President Donald Trump. Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election on Nov. 7 after flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to the Democrats’ column.
Biden now has 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.
Trump received Georgia by 5 share factors in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In 2020, Democrats had targeted closely on the state, seeing it in play two years after Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly misplaced the governor’s race. Each of Georgia’s Senate seats had been on the poll this yr, additional boosting the state’s political profile in addition to spending by outdoors teams searching for to affect voters. These two races are headed to a January runoff.
Georgia hadn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Invoice Clinton in 1992.