Joe Biden pulled narrowly ahead of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania on Friday, hours after doing the same in Georgia, making it more certain than ever that Democrats will reclaim the White House.
After trailing Trump by hundreds of thousands of votes on Election Day in Pennsylvania, Biden steadily ate into his margins as more mail-in ballots were tallied in the state and put him in the lead for the first time after 32,000 ballots from heavily Democratic Philadelphia were counted.
Biden’s lead continued to grow throughout the day in Pennsylvania, to more than 13,500 by 3:30 p.m., as about 113,000 ballots remained to be counted.
In a sign of the campaign's confidence, Biden plans to deliver a primetime speech to the nation from Wilmington on Friday, according to aides. His running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, is also expected to give remarks.
“I know he knows he's a winner,” said Bob Brady, chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, who spoke to an upbeat Biden earlier in the day. “Philadelphia put him in the White House. Pennsylvania put him in the White House.”