Democratic challenger Joe Biden is six electoral votes from becoming the 46th president of the United States with the outcome of four states still to be determined on Thursday morning.
Biden holds a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, but trails the incumbent in Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania with thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots still being counted in all four states.
Biden has 264 electoral votes to Trump’s 214, according to the Associated Press. Trump must win all four to be re-elected.
More updates are expected on the vote total in all four states on Thursday, though Trump’s lead in Georgia shrunk from more than 30,000 at midnight to just more than 18,500, CNN reported Thursday morning. There are less than 25,000 uncounted votes remaining in the state, ABCNews.com said.
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan and PenIncumbent U.S. Sen Gary Peters staved off a stiff challenge from Republican John James to gain another six years in the U.S. Senate. The Associated Press projected Peters to holds his seat hours after Biden collected the state’s 16 electoral votes in the presidential race.
The Associated Press called wins for Biden in Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, giving the former vice president 26 additional electoral votes from the key Midwest battleground states. Trump won both states in 2016 when he defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
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Which counties have the most votes still to count?: An interactive chart compiled by NBC shows the most work remains in Maricopa County, Ariz., Philadelphia and Clark County, Nevada. Phoenix is in Maricopa, while Las Vegas is in Clark. Though the AP has