Nov. 8 (UPI) — Whereas former Vice President Joe Biden secured sufficient electoral votes to change into president of the USA, races in 4 states remained too near name as election officers proceed to tabulate votes.

Biden secured 279 electoral votes to assert the presidency over incumbent President Donald Trump’s 214 electoral votes on Saturday, however races in Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona and Alaska have been nonetheless undecided early Sunday, in response to tallies by CNN, NBC Information and The New York Occasions.

Trump has not conceded the race and his marketing campaign has issued quite a few authorized challenges to ends in states which were referred to as in favor of Biden or the place he holds a lead.

In Georgia, Biden maintained a 10,196 vote lead over Trump with 2,465,501 votes (49.5%) to Trump’s 2,455,305 (49.3%) with 99% of the vote counted.

A recount is predicted to find out who will in the end declare the state’s 16 electoral votes, as the method is pressured if the distinction between candidates is 0.5% or much less.

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams advised CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that she believes Biden will preserve his lead within the state even within the face of the pending recount.

“The outcomes would be the similar, Joe Biden has gained the state of Georgia,” Abrams mentioned.

Trump led the battle for North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes on Sunday with 2,733,681 votes (50%), leaving Biden trailing by 75,407 with a complete of two,658,274 with 98% of votes tallied.

With 97% of votes tallied in Arizona, Biden held a lead of 18,610 votes, with a complete of 1,631,195 (49.5%) over Trump’s 1,612,585 (48.9%).

The Trump marketing campaign filed a lawsuit on Saturday, alleging that ballot staff didn’t notify in-person voters when the digital poll tabulation machines detected an “overvote,” indicating {that a} voter had chosen greater than the variety of candidates allowed in a sure race.

Solely 47% of votes have been counted in Alaska, on Saturday as Trump held a commanding lead of 108,231 (62.9%) to Biden’s 33% 56,849.

Trump on Sunday morning shared varied quotes alleging points with the way in which some votes have been tabulated as he continued his efforts to problem the results of the election.

Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, mentioned he has not seen proof of widespread voter fraud in the USA.

“I do imagine, nonetheless, that’s damaging to the reason for Democracy to recommend widespread fraud or corruption. There’s simply no proof of that at this stage,” he advised CNN’s State of the Union. “And I feel it is essential for us to acknowledge that the world is watching.”