With the presidential race still too close to call two days after Election Day, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden just six electoral votes away from clinching the presidency, four states are expected to deliver results Thursday that could determine the outcome of the presidential election.
- Georgia election officials were counting ballots late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, with Biden closing in on President Donald Trump’s roughly 18,000 vote lead with roughly 50,000 votes to go, mostly from the Atlanta metro area – Georgia’s Secretary of State will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m., according to CNN.
- In Nevada, where Biden has a slight advantage over Trump, results are expected at 12 p.m. EST, with roughly 398,000 votes yet to be counted – results will come one county at a time on the state’s election website.
- Arizona, where last night in Maricopa County pro-Trump demonstrators rallied in front of an elections office demanding every vote be counted, isn’t expected to release another batch of results until 9 p.m., according to CNN – with 86% of the vote reported, the last batch of results cut Biden’s lead from 9 points when Fox News called the race in his favor on Election Day to just 2.8 points on Thursday morning.
- In Pennsylvania, absentee and mail-in ballots were still being counted Wednesday night as Biden slowly closed the gap between himself and Trump, who leads the state by just over 142,000 votes with about 780,000 left to count – most votes are expected to be counted by November 6, according to the New York Times.