by Hannah Bleau
President Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden by fewer than 12,000 votes in battleground Arizona but remains confident that he can “easily” win the state if officials conduct a statewide audit.
Maricopa County’s latest batch of results showed the president taking 53.4 percent of the 13,143 votes counted and Biden taking 44.3 percent, according to Data Orbital. Biden’s lead stood at 11,635 as of Wednesday evening.
There are 24,738 ballots remaining, 6,715 of which are in Maricopa County. At this point, Trump would need to take 74 percent of the remaining ballots to overtake his Democrat challenger and secure the state’s 11 electoral votes: