US elections: Joe Biden edges closer to winning as Republicans file multiple lawsuits across states

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has continued to extend his lead over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania on Saturday, putting him on track to win more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become the next United States president.

Biden is also leading in Nevada and Arizona. He leads by a thin margin in Georgia too, where a recount will be held.

Currently, the former vice president has a 253 to 213 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner.

Nevada has quashed a lawsuit claiming electoral fraud in the state, while there are multiple other cases also being filed by the Republicans and Trump across the states against alleged voter fraud.

Trump has continued to make unsubstantiated claims that he has been cheated out of winning the elections by Democrats. The president’s campaign also lost court rulings in the states of Georgia and Michigan. In Michigan, the campaign had sought to stop counting of absentee ballots, while in Georgia it had alleged that even improper ballots were being counted.

(All time stamps are in Indian Standard Time.

US elections: Joe Biden edges closer to winning as Republicans file multiple lawsuits across states