US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting?

The race for the White House is coming down to who wins the few remaining battleground states – here’s your guide to those counts.

With analysis on what to look for from North America reporter Anthony Zurcher.

This story and the charts will be updated regularly. Stay tune with us.

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Where things stand: Trump is ahead but Biden is narrowing the gap – it’s now down to fewer than 2,000 votes (as of the 21:30EST; 0230GMT – the graphic below will be updated soon to reflect that shift).

How many votes are still be counted: Local officials say around 15,000 votes are left.

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Where are these votes? These are mail-in ballots which are mostly from Atlanta and Savannah which have skewed heavily toward Biden.

When will we learn more? Officials say they’re almost done and we could have a result Thursday evening or Friday morning.

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PENNSYLVANIA – 20 electoral votes

Where things stand: Trump is ahead but Biden is narrowing the gap – what was once a lead of more than half a million is now down to 42,000 (the graphic below will be updated to reflect these latest numbers soon).

How many votes are still be counted: The secretary of state estimates 550,000 votes were still out there at the start of the day – about half are still left.

Where are these votes? In counties won by Hillary Clinton in 2016 so mostly Democratic votes.

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Anthony on what to look for: Most of the votes left are postal ballots from the the Philadelphia area, which is why Biden continues to eat away at Trump’s lead in the state.

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ARIZONA – 11 electoral votes

Where things stand: Biden still has a lead of about 46,000 – but Trump has been gaining steadily throughout the day (the graphic below will be updated to reflect the new numbers).

How many votes are still be counted: State officials said on Thursday afternoon they had about 470,000 votes to count – it’s unclear how many are left now.

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Where are these votes? They’re from all over this diverse state, but most are in the area around Phoenix.

Anthony on what to look for: Biden posted a big early lead in the state, but it’s Trump who has been chipping away. While the remaining ballots to be counted are overwhelmingly from Maricopa county, which Biden carried, the key is whether they’re in-person votes, where Trump has done well, or dropped-off mail votes, which tilt toward Biden.

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NEVADA – 6 electoral votes

Where things stand: Biden leads by nearly 12,000 votes, a lead he extended slightly on Thursday morning with the latest batch of results.

How many votes are still be counted: Officials say there are about 190,000 ballots remaining.

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Where are these votes? About 90% of the votes are from Clark County which includes Las Vegas, and the majority of them are mail-in ballots.

Anthony on what to look for: A narrow Biden lead might expand, as more mail-in and provisional ballots from same-day registered voters mostly in Democratic Clark County (home to Las Vegas) are counted – unless those new voters are Trump supporters rushing to vote in-person. Conserative-leaning rural counties will also report, but there are fewer people there.

When will we know more? An additional 51,000 ballots will be reported tomorrow, according to Joe Gloria, an official in Clark County. A clearer result will likely come by the weekend.

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