As of 1:30 pm Eastern time on Thursday, the six states will decide the next president remains unsurprising, as well as some Senate races that will determine who controls the room.
Here’s where everything is on Day 3, when you can expect the end result and how to watch as this extraordinary election unfolds.
What are we waiting for?
In the presidential race, as of 1:30 pm East, we still do not know who won Alaska (3 electoral votes), Arizona (11), Georgia (16), Nevada (6), North Carolina ( 15) or Pennsylvania (20).
With three calls made on Wednesday – Michigan and Wisconsin for Joseph R. Biden Jr., and Maine’s Second Congressional District for President Trump – Mr. Biden has had 253 confirmed electoral votes and will 17 more votes are needed to win. President Trump has 214 confirmed electoral votes and will need 56 more to win.
The four Senate races are not named in three states: Alaska, Georgia and North Carolina. Two other races were called up on Wednesday: the incumbent Republican Party in Maine, Sen. Susan Collins, and the current Michigan Democrat, Sen. Gary Peters, both won re-election.
Georgia has two races involving Republican incumbents that Democrats hope to overcome. One, between Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, is most likely going to a dispute in January. The rest of the race will inevitably require a contest between the incumbent, Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.
When will we know the results?
This will likely vary significantly from state to state. Let’s take them at a time.
Alaska may also be the last state to be called, because officials there won’t even start counting the mail ballots, or the direct ballots soon are dropped after October 29, in a another week. That being said, it’s a red state and not really competitive. Mr Trump will probably win here quite easily, and so will Sen. Dan Sullivan, a Republican, probably too.
Arizona could be called on Thursday, but probably until the end of the day. Mr. Biden is a little more than two percentage points ahead with about 86% of the estimated votes counted, and several news outlets, including the Associated Press and Fox News, have called him that. The New York Times and others have not done so.
Officials in Maricopa County, including Phoenix and where many votes have yet to be counted, said they would release an update on results after 9pm Eastern time.
Georgia election officials said they will continue counting votes throughout Thursday.
The state could have been named otherwise because of a pipe explosion at a site in Fulton County where election officials were counting the absentee ballots, which delayed the counting process in and around Atlanta.
Mr. Trump is ahead in Georgia with less than half a percentage point with 98% of estimated votes counted, but Mr. Biden has closed the gap and untold votes have mainly belonged to the Democratic regions. The race could finish close enough to count again.
Mr. Biden has a leading position in Nevada, and he has expanded it a bit after more results were announced on Thursday. The race is going much closer than the experts expected, and the state will accept mail ballots received through November 10 as long as they are postmarked before Election Day. dispatch.
The state is expected to continue to release the results on Thursday.
Mr. Trump has a narrow lead in North Carolina with 95% of estimated votes counted. But North Carolina will accept mail ballots through November 12, and it is possible that the race won’t be called until then.
There are a lot of untold votes in major Pennsylvania metropolitan areas – mainly in Philadelphia, but some in Pittsburgh – and while Mr. Trump is still a little less than two percentage points ahead, Mr. Biden has held steady. sure. The counting of votes is being updated continuously.
Trump’s campaign is also fiercely disputing Pennsylvania’s votes in the courts, which could pull the process out.
The report was contributed by Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein, Trip Gabriel, Kathleen Gray, Jennifer Medina and Stephanie Saul.