Live updates: Trump losing lead in Pa. as more mail-in votes are counted
Trump lead dwindles from 11 points to 4 points as count continues
More than 58 percent of mail-in votes have been counted, and they continue to boost Democrat Joe Biden’s totals as expected.
As of 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Republican President Donald Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania had fallen from 11 points on election night to 4 points less than 24 hours later.
The president came out of Election Day with a 618,000-vote advantage. But once the heavily Democratic mail-in votes started to be counted, he had about 265,000 more votes than Biden.
There are still about 1 million votes to count.
Biden said during a news conference Wednesday that he felt good about Pennsylvania, where he is winning 78 percent of mail-in votes.
The most populated counties have counted more than half of their mail-in votes.
Here are the number of mail-in ballots that still need to be counted in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and its suburban counties:
- Philadelphia: 167,225
- Allegheny: 155,803
- Montgomery: 61,943
- Bucks: 68,328
- Chester: 52,175
- Delaware: 29,443
- Lancaster: 19,480
- Lehigh: 47,674
- Westmoreland: 32,593
- Luzerne: 20,185
- Erie: 30,633
Numerous other counties also have thousands of mail-in ballots to count.
— Candy Woodall
More than 1 million mail-in votes still need to be counted
Pennsylvania has counted another 400,000 mail-in votes, and two-thirds of those votes have favored Democrat Joe Biden.