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America remains on standby Saturday as states including Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina continue to tally their votes in the 2020 presidential election.

The state of play: While Joe Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday, election officials are waiting to declare an official win for the former VP against incumbent President Trump. As of Saturday, Biden is six electoral college votes shy of winning the presidency.

  • As the race remains uncalled, counters — donning masks and gloves — continue their tallies, with COVID-19 cases across the U.S. soaring and shattering records.
  • Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has made dozens of unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and election corruption, and complained that partisan election observers could not get close enough to see whether mail-in ballot envelopes had signatures along with eligible voters’ names and addresses, according to AP.

A look at the scene...

Election workers sort through pouches containing cards with voting data for transmission on Friday at the Gwinnett County Elections Office in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
A return board member files a ballot after it was double checked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images
An election worker opens a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Photo: Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
A Nevada election worker scanning ballots. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
North Carolina officials sort counted ballots on Wednesday. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images
Elections workers validate ballots in Georgia on Friday. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Go deeper

Off the Rails

Last stand in Georgia

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Drew Angerer, Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

On Air Force One, President Trump was in a mood. He had been clear he did not want to return to Georgia, and yet somehow he'd been conscripted into another rally on the night of Jan. 4.

Off the Rails

A premeditated lie lit the fire

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”

President Trump was almost shouting. He directed his son-in-law and his senior strategist from his private quarters at the White House late on election night. He barked out the names of top Fox News executives and talent he expected to answer to him.

Updated 2 mins ago - Sports

MLB headed for first lockout since '95 as deal expires

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (L) and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark. Photo: Matt King/MLB via Getty Images

Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday without a new deal in place.

Why it matters: With no CBA, the MLB is facing the first management lockout since a 1994-95 strike led to the cancelation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years.