The US election remains on hold with promises to hinge on the crucial battlefield of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who were too close to call and could take at least Wednesday afternoon to resolve. .
With no “blue wave” for Democrats on Tuesday night, Trump and Biden expect a longer process as the count continues. Wednesday morning in the United States, Biden won Arizona, giving Democrats the first state since 2016, when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Here’s the situation at play and when we can get clear results from those states determined to determine this year’s winner:
Pennsylvania had to investigate in a close race, with both campaigns aggressively drawing voters in in the final days before the election.
At 1:30 p.m. local time, the Pennsylvania State Department reported nearly 1.4 million mail-in ballots – just over half of the total – counted statewide, with 67 percent for Biden and 32% for Trump. There were 3.1 million votes cast on election day, with 67% for Trump and 32% for Biden.
Pennsylvania has more than a million votes on the left, with its Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, in a Twitter message Wednesday morning.
In Philadelphia, the most populous county in the Commonwealth, where 76% of registered voters are Democrats, only 75,755 of the expected 350,000 to 400,000 mail-in ballots were counted at 9 a.m., with Biden winning 94%.
Conclusion: Philadelphia is expected to resume reporting on the mail-in ballots around 9 a.m. Wednesday. State officials say the end result should be ready “within days”.
In Wisconsin, with 10 election votes, the first results are expected to arrive early in the morning, with election workers clashing with an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots when voting began Tuesday morning. The Biden campaign has been counting as a signal to the state since Trump’s narrow victory in 2016.
The state electoral system is decentralized, with 1,850 municipal clerks handling the elections. State Election Commission administrator Megan Wolfe said in conversation with reporters on Tuesday evening that small municipalities can finish first. But the biggest impact will come from the tally for the state’s largest city, Milwaukee, where about 169,000 votes were cast.
Bottom Line: The postal vote count in Milwaukee is expected to be completed soon, but some other cities have votes to report as well.
Michigan – Another state Trump narrowly won in 2016 – won’t have final results until Wednesday night, Secretary of State Jolison Benson told reporters. The city of Detroit polled 55%, which equates to more than 250,000 votes.
Final results are not expected to happen until Wednesday after the State, as Detroit is the biggest predecessor and has seen a record turnout this year.
Benson said other Michigan counties will report in the coming hours, which could give election observers a sense of where the state is. He said 3.3 million mail-in ballots have been received and are being tabulated and an additional 2-2.5 million votes were cast today.
BOTTOM LINE: “I believe we’ll do more updates for Detroit in the morning,” Benson said, adding that he expects the full table of every vote in Detroit to be completed by Wednesday night. .
Georgia Some of Georgia’s largest counties struggled to count absentee votes, which may have matched the Republican state’s results which showed Biden a good performance.
In Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta’s Democratic strongholds, 71% of the polls reported as of 12:30 p.m. that Fulton suffered a setback in the mail-in ballot count Tuesday, with officials being strained after the leaked water and dozens Forced to stop. Thousands of ballots were rejected.
Votes are still being counted in neighboring Dekalb County.
In Gwinnett County, Georgia’s second-largest population, election officials also grappled with a mess that linked the processing of 80,000 mail-in ballots. At 12:30 p.m., 97% of in-person votes in Gwinnett signaled a pre-custom.
Bottom Line: Wednesday morning should bring more clarity to Peach State’s results.
The race in North Carolina was close at noon on Wednesday, with Trump leading by nearly 77,000 votes at 1:00 p.m.
About 62% of voters in the state voted before election day. More registered Democrats voted early than Republicans, but a third of voters are unaffected by the dominant party. The same-day ballot, which Republicans are expected to skew, will take longer, and the state has up to nine days to count the ballots sent out before election day.
As a sign of the delay, the trend of just one-third in Democratic-leaning Wake County in Granville County, where Hillary Clinton had a narrow victory in 2016, continued to no avail. Charlotte had several remaining voices in GOP-trending areas such as Union County that also needed to be counted.
Democrats have found some sort of solution to get Gov. Roy Cooper for re-election, but it’s unclear if any sign Biden could topple a traditionally Republican state.
Bottom Line: State officials said they expected 97% of the vote to be raised by Wednesday morning.
A final count in Nevada is not expected for several days as it waits for the ballots to arrive in the mail on election day, although it is not known how many people waited to vote. With nearly 80% of the vote count, Biden led by just under three percentage points.
“Clerks have until Nov. 10 to receive mail-in ballots and until Nov. 12 to count them,” said Jennifer Russell, spokesperson for the Nevada secretary of state.
Bottom line: The state began releasing partial results on Tuesday night, with Biden taking a slim lead over Trump. This count, which included early voting and voting on Election Day, would continue through the night.
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