What’s left in the 2020 presidential election?

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KC Ciresi

UPDATE, 11/6 6:24 PM: Biden has taken the lead in Georgia by just a .1 margin with 99% reporting.

UPDATE, 11/6 9:41 AM: Biden takes the lead in Pennsylvania (.1% margin). If won, Biden will gain 20 electoral votes, leading him over the required 270 votes to win the election.

In the current state of the presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leads with 253 electoral votes of the required 270 to take victory. Current President Donald Trump follows with 214 votes, but the race is far from over.

After two full days of ballot counting, the country still awaits calls from key states Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads in Arizona (1.6% margin) and Nevada (.9% margin)  while Trump leads in North Carolina (1.4% margin) and Pennsylvania (.7% margin), the candidates tying in Georgia. 

According to the New York Times, Biden has 27 different scenarios in the remaining states that will lead him to victory, Trump having four. Throughout the evening, Trump has closed the gap in Arizona while Biden managed to tie the votes in Georgia, making predicting the outcome of the election much more difficult. 

Georgia officials stated that updates on ballot counts would continue today into tonight, while officials for currently Democratic-leaning states Nevada and Arizona will be given by Friday at noon. In the current Republican-leaning states, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, results are expected to be released on or after Friday. 

Graphic by KC Ciresi and Molly Gregory.

This story is ongoing.