Election results updates: Biden is poised to win but it isn't over yet. What we know

Written by on November 5, 2020

We’re two days previous Election Day and USA TODAY’S protection of the 2020 election continues as states work to complete counting the ballots.

All eyes on are the battleground states that may in the end resolve the election. You should definitely refresh this web page usually to get the most recent info on how issues are going.  

USA TODAY will have live election results from throughout the nation.

Pennsylvania: Greater than 700ok ballots but to be counted

Pennsylvanians are waking up to a tighter presidential race

The Division of State web site exhibits little change in a single day. About 29% of mail-in votes nonetheless have to be counted, or about 763,000 ballots. 

General, 89 p.c of the Pennsylvania vote has been tallied, together with mail-in ballots and in-person voting. 

As of seven:35 a.m. Thursday, Trump had 3,215,969 votes, or 50.7% of the vote, and Biden had 3,051,555 votes, or 48.1% of the vote. Trump’s lead is at 164,414 votes, down about 22,000 votes since 10:30 p.m. final evening. 

– Sweet Woodall

Georgia presidential race continues to tighten, Perdue near a runoff

The presidential race in Georgia continued to tighten Thursday because the state counted its remaining votes. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had slowly closed the hole with President Donald Trump, trailing by about 18,000 votes with 98% of the vote counted.

And a second Senate race was near a runoff election in Georgia, with incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue main Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff with about 50.0% of the vote share. Perdue must safe no less than 50% of the vote to keep away from a runoff, and Ossoff and Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel have chipped away at his numbers.

The state’s different Senate election is about for a January runoff between incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger instructed Atlanta radio station WSB there have been about 50,000 ballots left to depend.  The state could be achieved with its depend by midday EST Thursday, he instructed WSB-TV.

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Who’s successful? 

Former Vice President Joe Biden is simply six electoral votes to reaching 270 within the presidential race after he was named the winner in Wisconsin and Michigan. 

The race is now all the way down to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina, whereas attention-grabbing numbers additionally emerge from Arizona.

President Donald Trump has 214 electoral votes, and his staff has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Georgia to forestall the counting of ballots. 

With votes nonetheless being counted, Biden has damaged the file for many votes obtained by a candidate, amassing almost 72 million. As of Wednesday night, he was main Trump by greater than four million.

Extra: Joe Biden makes history with total votes received, beating Barack Obama’s record


What historical past has proven us about contested elections and peaceable transitions of energy. USA TODAY

The place do the ultimate states stand as of three a.m. EST? 


Biden maintained a lead in Arizona over Trump, however his margin shrunk in a brand new batch of outcomes posted Wednesday night and early Thursday morning consisting primarily of early ballots from Maricopa County, which the president carried in 2016. 

A brand new tally just isn’t anticipated till later this morning after officers up to date the numbers at 2:40 am EST. 

Extra: Arizona election updates: Joe Biden’s lead tightens in updated results

The Related Press has defended their early name that Biden is projected to win Arizona regardless of calls from the Trump marketing campaign to retract. Arizona’s 11 electoral votes are factored into USA TODAY’s electoral school depend.

Trump and his supporters have alleged voting irregularities and different points. There is no such thing as a proof of any vote counting points in Arizona. 

Fact check: Arizona election departments confirm Sharpies can be used on ballots


Georgia was on the thoughts of Individuals Wednesday evening as Biden gained considerably on Trump within the historically purple state. 

With an estimated 96% of the state reporting their votes, Biden is trailing the president by roughly 23,000 votes. Trump’s lead over Biden has shrunk as extra votes get counted. Earlier Wednesday, he had a lead of over 100,000 votes. 

Extra: Results are trickling in for battleground Georgia. Here’s what we know.

Most of the excellent ballots that wanted to be counted have been in counties surrounding Atlanta, like Fulton. A Fulton County official stated on CNN final evening they anticipated full outcomes there between midnight and three a.m. EST.


Biden wants six electoral school votes. Nevada, the place Biden is main, has six electoral school votes. However updates to the state outcomes weren’t introduced Wednesday evening. 

State officers in Nevada are sticking to their authentic plan of updating outcomes mid-day EST Thursday.

All eyes on Nevada: Election officials are ‘working feverishly’ but won’t rush vote count in presidential race


Biden requires unity throughout his speech in Wilmington, Delaware. Votes are nonetheless being counted in states throughout the nation. USA TODAY

North Carolina

North Carolina, a state that is is essential to Trump’s reelection, was shut as of Wednesday evening, with the president main 50.1% to 48.7%.

Full leads to North Carolina are not expected until next week, in response to native media shops, to permit excellent mail-in and provisional ballots to be counted.   


The president’s lead in Pennsylvania shrunk as mail-in ballots have damaged for Biden by a big margin. 

If Biden stays on the present monitor, and Democratic turnout stays excessive in cities like Philadelphia, the previous Vice President may take the lead in that state Thursday.

The president’s marketing campaign staff prematurely and incorrectly acknowledged that they had gained the state Wednesday, regardless of a whole bunch of 1000’s of ballots being unaccounted for. Social media posts claiming victory have been flagged as disinformation. 

Pennsylvania nonetheless has a whole bunch of 1000’s of absentee ballots to depend, however the Secretary of State stated they anticipated to be counted by the top of the day Thursday.

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