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Biden Victory In Arizona Puts Trump’s Longshot Challenge Further Out of Reach

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(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden cemented his U.S. election victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday, but the official transition to his administration remains stalled as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat.

Biden was projected to win Arizona after more than a week of vote counting from the Nov. 3 election, Edison Research said. He becomes only the second Democratic presidential candidate in seven decades to win the traditionally Republican state.

Biden’s win in Arizona gives him 290 electoral votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the White House winner.

On Saturday, Biden had already cleared the 270-vote threshold to win the election, setting him on course to be sworn in on Jan. 20. Arizona’s 11 additional electoral votes put any longshot challenge by Trump even further out of reach.

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