Monday, 18 Jan 2021

Which states are still counting votes in the US election?

The US election 2020 is now so close that every vote will count in determining the final result.

Democrat candidate Joe Biden has made significant gains on the current President, Republican Donald Trump, in the last 24 hours. This news comes as President Trump, without evidence, made sweeping claims last night that the presidential election was corrupt and fraudulent.

Postal vote counts have now seen Mr Biden edge ahead in the fight to win the key state of Georgia today and as things stand, if Mr Biden also wins Pennsylvania, he will win the presidency.

Although Mr Biden is in the lead currently with 264 points to Donald Trump’s 214, there are states still counting thousands of votes that could change the course of the election drastically. So which states are they?

What US states are still counting election votes?

At time of writing, there are six states in the US still counting votes in the 2020 presidential election. 44 out of 50 states have finished counting their votes and the states still counting votes in the US are:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Alaska

It is still too soon to project who will win in these remaining states. Although Biden is narrowing the gap between himself and the current President, Trump claimed victory in both Pennsylvania and Georgia in the 2016 election, states which count for 20 and 16 electoral votes respectively.

Plus there are also still thousands of votes still to be counted in the states of Nevada, North Carolina and Alaska as ballots posted on or before the election day are yet to arrive to be counted.

In states such as Alaska and Nevada, there are still so many postal votes to be counted that it is thought we won’t know the final result until as late as November 12 2020.

Meanwhile in Georgia and Pennsylvania, officials say they could have the result for their states as soon as today, Friday November 6. The count in Arizona is expected to last into the weekend with over 400,000 votes still to count.

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