Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead in Arizona continued shrinking on Wednesday with the latest batch of ballots added to the state’s unofficial results, but the trend line is not in President Donald Trump’s favor, Arizona’s attorney general said.
Biden’s lead dwindled to 11,635, a drop of 1,178 from Tuesday, with 13,362 more votes counted from Maricopa County, which holds about two-thirds of the state’s population.
That’s a lead of 0.4 percent, approaching the 0.1 percent margin that triggers an automatic recount.
The office of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, says fewer than 25,000 votes remain to be counted. Maricopa County officials say there are about 6,700 ballots left to tabulate there.
The Associated Press and Fox News have called the state for Biden, a projection Decision Desk joined on Wednesday.
But Trump’s campaign has maintained confidence in winning Arizona when all the votes are counted.