President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden remain in a close battle for Georgia, a key battleground state with 16 electoral votes, as ballots continue to be counted in other states. As of 3:13 p.m. ET, Trump leads Biden by 1.7 points, 50.2% to 48.5%, with 93% of the vote reported.

Despite Trump’s lead, Biden could still pull off an upset win in Georgia. As of 3:12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Trump leads by 79,509 votes with 2,391,871 votes compared to Biden's 2,312,362. However, there are still thousands of outstanding votes in the metro Atlanta area, which is considered a Democratic stronghold. 

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said 200,000 outstanding votes remain in areas such as the metro Atlanta counties of Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb. Raffensperger said his office is “pushing really hard” to finish the count by the end of the day. 

In 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 80.44% of the vote in DeKalb County, compared to Trump's 16.47%. In Fulton County, Clinton received 68.99% of the vote, compared to Trump's 27.35%. But in Cobb County, Clinton edged Trump, 48.89%-46.69%.

If Biden wins Georgia, he would be the first Democratic nominee to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1992.

Georgia remains crucial for both Biden and Trump. The state could help Biden reach 270 electoral votes, after he was projected to win Arizona and Wisconsin. 

Trump has managed another key battleground in the southeast, his home state of Florida. He is also likely to win North Carolina. 

During the 2016 election, Trump defeated Clinton by 5.1 points in Georgia, 50.4% to 45.3%.