A week and a half after Election Day, President-elect Joe Biden narrowly defeated President Trump in Georgia, a once traditionally Republican state. At the same time, President Trump won North Carolina. President-elect Biden now has 306 electoral votes and President Trump has 232.
Joe Biden became president-elect when he won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes on 6 days ago, passing the required 270 vote threshold. With Georgia going to Democrats, President-elect Joe Biden flipped five states that President Trump won in 2016 (Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin).
President-elect Joe Biden’s margin in Georgia currently stands at just 14,102 votes, or 0.3%. President’s Trump margin in North Carolina stands at 73,667 votes, or 1.3%. President Trump did not flip any state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia thanks to his dominance in Atlanta, Savannah and the increasingly Democrat-friendly suburbs around both Cities. Joe Biden was powered by high turnout among Black voters in Atlanta, and flipped some suburban white voters in the moderate suburban counties that ring the city.