(This story is based on information as of 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020)
Millions of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election are still being counted this morning (November 4, 2020) as the White House battle between incumbent President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden narrows down to a handful of battleground states.
The race is still too close to call as of 9:15 a.m. this morning, with neither candidate reaching the necessary 270 electoral votes despite early victories in some marquee states.
Trump won Florida, Ohio, Texas and others, while Biden carried Arizona, Minnesota and New Hampshire.
The race now appears to hinge on a handful of states that are still too close to call — including Nevada, North Carolina and Georgia — as well as three familiar swing states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — which traditionally turn blue but that put Trump in the White House four years ago when he narrowly won them against Hillary Clinton.
Here’s the latest in the uncalled battlegrounds:
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said the Keystone State has more than 1 million mail-in ballots to count.
As of this morning, Pennsylvania had counted 64% of the vote. Officials have previously said they expect most votes to be counted by Friday, November 6.
Early results indicate that Trump is ahead with 55.8% of the vote or more than 700,000 votes. What remains to be seen is whether Biden will win a majority share of the outstanding ballots and erase Trump’s lead.
The largest counties in Michigan are still tabulating votes, with about 90% of total ballots counted so far.
Biden and Trump appear locked in a virtual tie in Wisconsin with about 95% of votes counted so far. In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes.
The state has reported 67% of its ballots so far and shows Biden with a slim lead. The state’s election division announced this morning that no more results would be updated until noon eastern on Thursday. Votes that still need to be counted include mail-in ballots received on Election Day. The state has six electoral votes up for grabs.
Trump is up in North Carolina, which has 15 electoral votes, with 94% of votes tallied so far. Four years ago, Trump won the state by a margin of 3.7 points.
The president is also leading in Georgia, which has reported 94% of its results. Counting is expected to be complete in the state, a longtime Republican stronghold, on Wednesday.