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#ElectionResults2020: “Millions of votes are still to be counted, including in key battleground states as No winner has been declared yet” – Associated Press

US Election Results!…Table below shows an estimate for the amount of votes remaining to be counted in each state where the winner is not yet known, and the number of votes separating the current leading candidate from the second-placed party (the margin). 

State Votes left to count (est.) Current margin Current leader
% votes
Georgia 2% 100,000 +22,567 Trump
North Carolina 6% 348,000 +76,701 Trump
Pennsylvania 11% 784,000 +164,418 Trump
Nevada 25% 398,000 +7,647 Biden
Alaska 50% 191,000 +54,610 Trump

 

 

How does the US election work?

The winner of the election is determined through a system called the electoral college. Each of the 50 states, plus Washington DC, is given a number of electoral college votes, adding up to a total of 538 votes. More populous states get more electoral college votes than smaller ones.

A candidate needs to win 270 electoral college votes (50% plus one) to win the election.

 

In every state except two – Maine and Nebraska – the candidate that gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral college votes.

Due to these rules, a candidate can win the election without getting the most votes at the national level. This happened at the last election, in which Donald Trump won a majority of electoral college votes although more people voted for Hillary Clinton across the US.

 

ALSO READ: US Election Results 2020 – What is the electoral college?

 

Key states to watch?

The race for the presidency is usually decided in a small number of key battleground states that switch party allegiance between elections. See (4) of them below.

 

 

Georgia, Long a Republican stronghold, southern Georgia has recently become more of a battleground state due to its growing black electorate. In the 2018 governor’s election, Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams by just 1.4 percentage points.

Candidate Votes Percent

Donald Trump

2,430,156 49.6%

Joe Biden

2,407,589 49.2%

Jo Jorgensen

60,276 1.2%
North Carolina, Historically Republican-leaning, North Carolina has become increasingly competitive in recent years. The state’s recent voting patterns mirror a national trend towards more polarisation, with cities swinging further towards the Democrats and rural areas towards the Republicans.
Candidate Votes Percent

Donald Trump

2,732,084 50.1%

Joe Biden

2,655,383 48.7%

Jo Jorgensen

47,215 0.9%

 

Pennsylvania was one of the largest states to swing to Trump in the 2016 election. He won the state by a margin of just 0.7 percentage points, turning it Republican for the first time since 1992.
Candidate Votes Percent

Donald Trump

3,215,983 50.7%

Joe Biden

3,051,565 48.1%

Jo Jorgensen

73,082 1.2%

 

Florida has voted with the eventual winner in all but one presidential election since 1964. It is also the swing state with the largest population and the most electoral college votes.
Candidate Votes Percent
Donald Trump 5,658,404 51.2%

Joe Biden

5,283,904 47.8%

Jo Jorgensen

70,037 0.6%

 

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