Timeline: Which US states are still counting votes and when will they be done?
The result of the US presidential election hung in the balance on Wednesday as numerous states continued to count their tallies, including some of the most competitive battlefields where the tally could take days to complete. Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a small edge over Republican politician President Donald Trump with 227 to 213 electoral […]
The result of the US presidential election hung in the balance on Wednesday as numerous states continued to count their tallies, including some of the most competitive battlefields where the tally could take days to complete.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a small edge over Republican politician President Donald Trump with 227 to 213 electoral votes. That leaves 98 electoral votes to be allocated, and possible courses to triumph for both candidates. The winner requires to secure 270 votes.
Here is the state of play in nine states. The vote counts are supplied by Edison Research study.
Trump has a large lead and is broadly expected to bring the state. Still, simply 56% of the expected vote has been counted, with Trump ahead by 62.9% to 33%.
Biden has a substantial lead, and the Associated Press and Fox News have currently called the state for the Democrat. With 86% of the anticipated vote counted, Biden leads with 50.7% against 47.9% for Trump, according to Edison Research.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs informed ABC News that Maricopa County, that includes populous Phoenix, had about 400,000 exceptional ballots to be counted and would launch more results later Wednesday.
Trump is keeping a narrow lead, but numerous of the big counties around Atlanta that lean Democratic have considerable numbers of tallies still to count. With 95% of the expected vote counted, Trump is ahead with 49.7% versus 49% for Biden.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stated he intended to have an outcome by the end of Wednesday.
Under Georgia law, if the margin between the candidates is less than or equal to 0.5 portion point, a prospect might ask for a recount within two company days following the certification of results.
Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit to need that Chatham County, which includes Savannah, different and safe and secure late-arriving ballots to guarantee they are not counted. The campaign stated it had actually gotten info that late-arriving tallies in the county were incorrectly mingled with valid ballots.
Maine is one of 2 states that divide their Electoral College votes between the winner of the statewide popular vote and the winner in each of its congressional districts.
Edison Research has actually designated Biden two elect the statewide result, which he leads by 53.8% to 43.2% with 87% of the state’s expected votes counted. It likewise called the state’s first Congressional District for Biden, giving him a third electoral vote from the state.
Trump has a lead of 51.4% to 45.1% in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. The Associated Press projected Trump the winner of the state’s 4th vote on Wednesday, with only 53.7% of the anticipated vote in.
Biden has a growing margin, with CNN and NBC forecasting Biden the winner there just before 4.30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT) on Wednesday. Biden leads Trump by 50.3% to 48.1% with 99% of the state’s expected votes counted.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on Wednesday night that all valid tallies in the state had been counted, and that a claim by Trump seeking to stop counting of votes there was “unimportant.”
Long viewed as a strong Biden-leaning state, Nevada now appears in play. Edison Research study data shows 86% of the anticipated vote remains in and Biden’s lead is simply 49.3% to 48.7% for Trump.
State authorities anticipate the staying votes – mostly mail-in ballots – to be counted by 9 a.m. PST (1700 GMT) on Thursday. Clark County, the state’s biggest and home to Las Vegas, has actually tallied 84% of anticipated votes up until now and Biden is ahead there 52.9% versus 45.4% for Trump.
The margin between Trump and Biden is less than 2 percentage points as the president clings to a lead of 50.1% to 48.7% for the Democrat, with 95% of the expected vote counted.
The state enables mail-in tallies postmarked by Tuesday to be counted if they are gotten by Nov.12 On Wednesday early morning, the Biden project said it expected a final result to take a number of days, and state officials stated in the future Wednesday that a complete result would not be understood till next week.
Of the battleground states, Pennsylvania has the furthest to go in counting votes, and Trump up until now keeps a lead. With 88% of the expected vote counted, Trump is up 50.8% to 47.9% for Biden.
Officials there can accept mailed-in tallies up to three days after the election if they are postmarked by Tuesday. About 1 million votes remain to be counted, Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said on Wednesday.
If the margin of victory is within half of 1%, state law requires a recount.
The Trump project said on Wednesday it was suing to momentarily halt vote counting in Pennsylvania and also asked to intervene in a United States Supreme Court case over mail-in tallies in the state, which might determine the winner of the election.
The Trump project stated on Wednesday it would request a recount of votes in Wisconsin, where the margin between the candidates is less than 1 portion point.
Biden is up 49.4% to 48.8% for Trump with 99% of the anticipated vote tallied, according to Edison Research. Edison said that it would not call a race in Wisconsin or any state where the margin is narrow enough to enable a candidate to require a recount under state law. Some media outlets, consisting of NBC and the Associated Press, predicted Biden the winner.
Note: Vote counts provided by Edison Research, which offers exit surveys and voting data to the National Election Pool media consortium. Reuters has not independently arranged the tallies.