Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the White House.
Georgia officials have already confirmed a recount will take place because the margin is so slim — at 4am on Saturday AEDT, Biden led by less than 2000 votes (2,450,154 to Trump’s 2,448,570).
In Pennsylvania, Biden leads 3,301,245 to Trump’s 3,292,378. Victory there would be enough to win the presidency for the former Vice President.
The Democratic contender is yet to speak publicly on Friday but is expected to make an address to the nation later.
Biden spent Thursday trying to ease tensions and project a more traditional image of presidential leadership.
After participating in a coronavirus briefing, he declared that “each ballot must be counted”.
“I ask everyone to stay calm. The process is working,” Biden said.”It is the will of the voters. No one, not anyone else who chooses the president of the United States of America.”
His campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates had very pointed words when asked about reports that Trump had no plans to concede the race: “As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”