When Will the Presidential Election be Decided?


When will the Presidential Election be decided? That’s the question everyone is asking right now but two days after Election Day and the Presidential race is still too close to call in several states. Candidates need to reach 270 electoral votes. Currently, Biden has 253 and President Trump has 214 with several states still counting votes.

Related: Presidential Election Results

Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have not been widely decided. The AP and FOX News has called Arizona for Biden; however, other news media have not made that call yet.

Below, we’ve listed who is leading in the outstanding states as of 9:30am Friday, November 6
*the numbers below are constantly updated by various news sites. Check out ABC’s live map or NBC’s live map.

Trump – 59%
Biden – 49%
Biden leads by 6,817
Estimated time of count completion:

According to CNN: “The remaining pool of Philadelphia votes to be counted is about 25,000, according to a city official and an official familiar with the counting.

These will take longer to count because they are provisional ballots, as well as ones that require review because of such issues as dates and signatures.

The sources said city election officials are starting this batch from scratch.

“It’s going to be a while,” one of the sources said.”

Biden – 50%
Trump – 49%
Biden leads by 47,052
Estimated time of count completion: Potentially Friday

According to azcentral.com, “300,000 ballots in Arizona remain to be counted from the general election. Buckle up for another busy day. Two Maricopa County ballot updates are expected Friday, one at 9 a.m and again at 7 p.m.”

North Carolina
Trump – 50%
Biden – 49%
Trump leads by 76,737
Final results from North Carolina are not expected to come in until next week, ABC News reports.

Trump – 49%
Biden – 48%
Biden leads by a little over 11,438
Estimated time of count completion:

The counting process involves a series of machine-work and manual entering from the election department. The bulk of mail-in ballots will be in the county’s system by Saturday, Nov. 7 or Sunday, Nov. 8, reports fox5vegas.

Trump – 49%
Biden – 49%
Biden leads by 1,098
Estimated time of count completion:

With counting continuing in numerous counties throughout Georgia, as of 8:15 a.m. Friday, there were approximately 8,197 ballots still outstanding, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. During a press conference Friday morning, Raffensperger said sometime this weekend, a count should be available but if a recount happens, the final result will not be known for some time. In Georgia, candidates can request a recount when the margin is less than 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office.