US presidential election 2020- How long it’s going to take: Where the election stands in key states – us presidential election


The USA election remains up in the air with the futures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden hinging on key battleground states that were too near to call and which may take until a minimum of noon Wednesday to get to the bottom of.

With no “blue wave” for Democrats on Tuesday night, Trump and Biden are bracing for a more drawn out process as ballots continued to be counted. Early Wednesday morning in america, Biden won Arizona, flipping the first state to the Democrats in comparison to 2016, when Trump whip Hillary Clinton.

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Here’s the state of play and when we might get lucid results from the states set to resolve this year’s winner:


Pennsylvania used to be expected to be under scrutiny in a near race, with both campaigns aggressively courting voters in the last days before the election.

As of 1:30 a.m. native time, Pennsylvania’s Branch of State reported nearly 1.4 million mail ballots — a little more than half the complete — were counted statewide, with 67% for Biden and 32% for Trump. There were 3.1 million Election Day votes counted, with 67% for Trump and 32% for Biden.

Pennsylvania has more than 1 million votes left to count, its Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, in a Twitter posting early Wednesday morning.

In Philadelphia, the commonwealth’s most populous county where 76% of registered voters are Democrats, only 75,755 of the expected 350,000 to 400,000 mail-in ballots had been counted as of 9 p.m., with Biden winning 94% of them.

Backside Line: Philadelphia is expected to renew reporting on mail-in ballots at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday. State officials say a last result must be in a position “inside days.”


Wisconsin, with 10 electoral votes, is likely to outline fuller ends up in the early morning hours, after election workers struggled with an unprecedented number of mailed-in ballots starting when polls opened on Tuesday morning. The Biden crusade has counted on flipping the state after Trump’s narrow win in 2016.

The state’s voting system is highly decentralized, with 1,850 municipal clerks who administer elections. Smaller municipalities may finish first, Meagan Wolfe, the state’s elections commission administrator, said all over a call with reporters on Tuesday night. But the biggest affect will come from a count of Milwaukee, the state’s biggest city, where about 169,000 ballots were cast.

Backside Line: Milwaukee is likely to total its count of absentee ballots soon, but some other cities also have votes to outline.


Michigan — another state Trump narrowly won in 2016 — will likely not have last results until Wednesday evening, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told reporters. The city of Detroit had a 55% turnout, which equates to more than 250,000 votes.

The state likely won’t have last results until later Wednesday because Detroit is the largest precinct and had a record turnout this year.

Benson did say that other Michigan counties will be reporting in the coming hours, which could give election watchers an idea of where the state is leaning. She said that 3.3 million absentee ballots have been received and are being tabulated and another 2 million to 2.5 million voted at the polls today.

Backside Line: “I’m self-assured we’ll have more of an update for Detroit in the morning,” said Benson, who added that she expects the full tabulation of each vote in Detroit to be total by late Wednesday.


One of the most biggest counties in Georgia were struggling with counting absentee ballots, tying up ends up in the reliably Republican state that Biden gave the look to be making a strong showing in.

In Fulton County, which includes lots of the Democratic stronghold of Atlanta, 71% of precincts had reported by 12:30 a.m. Fulton suffered a setback earlier Tuesday in counting mail-in ballots, after a water leak forced officials to stop tallying and tens of thousands of ballots were left uncounted.

Votes are also still being counted in neighboring DeKalb County.

Gwinnett County, which has Georgia’s second largest population, election officials also struggled with a glitch that used to be tying up the processing of as many as 80,000 mail-in ballots. By 12:30 a.m., 97% of in-person voting precincts in Gwinnett were reporting.

Backside Line: Wednesday morning must bring more clarity on the Peach State’s results.

North Carolina

North Carolina’s race used to be tight as Wednesday dawned, with Trump leading by approximately 77,000 votes at 1:00 a.m.

Approximately 62% of the state’s voters cast ballots before Election Day. More registered Democrats voted early than Republicans, but one-third of the electorate is unaffiliated with either major party. Counting of same-day voting, which is expected to skew Republican, will take longer, and the state has up to nine days to count mail-in ballots sent before Election Day.

In a signal of the delays, just one-third of the precincts in Democratic-leaning Wake County were tallied while in Granville County, where Hillary Clinton scored a narrow win in 2016, no results were reported. GOP-leaning areas such as Union County close Charlotte had many votes left to be counted as polite.

Democrats took some solace in Governor Roy Cooper winning re-election, but it’s not lucid whether that’s a sign Biden can flip the traditionally Republican state.

Backside Line: State officials have said they expect 97% of the vote to be tallied heading into Wednesday morning hours.


A last count in Nevada isn’t expected for several days as it awaits ballots mailed as late as Election Day to reach, though it isn’t lucid what number of people waited that long to vote. With approximately 80% of votes counted, Biden used to be holding a lead of just under three percentage points.

“Clerks have until Nov. 10 to get mail ballots and until Nov. 12 to count them,” said Jennifer Russell, a spokeswoman for Nevada’s secretary of state.

Backside Line: The state began posting partial results late Tuesday, with Biden holding a slim lead over Trump. That count, which included early and Election Day voting, will continue to trickle in overnight.

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