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Results for Nevada could be in Thursday after officials delayed the census


Results from Nevada won't be known until Thursday morning, but Joe Biden is expected to claim a narrow win.

Biden has a lead of just 0.64% or 7,647 votes with 588,252 ballots compared to Trump's 580,605.

The state was won by Hillary Clinton in 2016 and the majority of around 400,000 outstanding mail-in votes are expected to go for Biden.

Nevada officials originally hoped they wouldn't be able to release the results long after the polls were completed, but they have been postponed to 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Eastern time and 5:00 p.m. UK time Thursday.

The state said it had counted all votes cast in person on election day or in advance, and any postal ballot papers received before election day. However, postal votes received on November 4th have yet to be counted, and postal ballot papers will also be accepted that will not arrive until next Tuesday, provided they are published before the polls are closed.

This means that the full number of votes Donald Trump and Joe Biden won may not be fully known until next Tuesday, although nearly 1.2 million votes were counted as of Wednesday morning.

Nevada's secretary of state said it was "difficult to gauge" how many ballots left to count because every voter in the state received a ballot in the mail, even if people later chose to vote in person.

While Biden has a marginal lead of less than 8,000 votes by the last count, Clark County, home of Las Vegas and nearly three-quarters of the state's population, may have around 75,000 postal ballots left to count.

Poll workers in north Las Vegas, Nevada after the polls closed yesterday on election day

Biden is currently winning that part of the state by 422,762 votes to 362,573, and Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent, said the 337,000 postal ballots previously counted from the county have so far favored the Democrats dramatically by more than two to one. This may give the Democrat some respite.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign also lost a last-minute deal to prevent postal ballot papers in Clark Country from being processed with machines that automatically verify signatures after the state Supreme Court on election day their claim the trial was over opaque, had discarded.

Initial results in the state were also likely delayed by a court order that allowed 30 polling stations to remain open for an additional hour after facing "technical issues". No results may be published until all Nevada ballots have been cast.

How Biden or Trump could still win fair and fair TODAY without the election ending in court

Donald Trump and Joe Biden have plausible ways to get the White House victory on Wednesday without going to court.

However, they depend on a number of factors that go together.

As of 5 a.m., Joe Biden had 238 electoral college votes and Donald Trump had 213.

Undecided were Nevada – which was widely expected to break for Biden – and Alaska, which Trump's column saw as safe. That would set them to 244 and 216.

Undecided, however, are Georgia (16 votes), North Carolina (15), Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16), a single vote from Maine's undeclared congressional district and the Pennsylvania Grand Prix with 20 votes.

So the elections could be decided on Wednesday – without court battles.

HOW BIDEN CAN WIN ON WEDNESDAY

SCENARIO 1: MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN GO FOR BIDEN

This is the end of the fewest state elections that could break the fastest.

Together the two mid-western states have 26 votes. That would bring Joe Biden to the all-important 270 number.

Wisconsin's results could be in as early as 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Michigan's results are less clear, but the Secretary of State said Tuesday she hopes to provide "a very clear, if not a definitive picture" by Wednesday evening.

As of 6 a.m., Biden was slightly behind Trump at 51.3% to 47%.

Currently, almost 20% of the votes remain to be counted and these are postal ballot papers that are expected to favor Biden.

Detroit, the state's largest city and hub of Democratic voters, won't announce its results until Wednesday as it has a record turnout, a good sign for Biden.

The turnout in Motor City, where Biden fought Barack Obama on Friday, is expected to reach 55 percent – seven points more than the 48 percent who voted in 2016.

The record number of votes means the full results will be announced on Wednesday, city clerk Janice Winfrey announced on Tuesday evening.

Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said 3.3 million postal ballots have been cast nationwide, but the results will take time.

"We are on track to potentially see a full result of each tabulation in the next 24 hours," she announced.

Trump won the state by taking the suburbs – Macomb and Monroe counties outside Detroit – but he also won working-class territories like the Michigan Upper Peninsula, home to many white working-class voters.

Biden has focused on attracting African American voters in the state in urban areas like Flint.

If this tactic pays off at some point, there could be a win for Biden that is quickly explained – on Wednesday night.

But Governor Gretchen Whitmer has also warned that the results could take days longer.

SCENARIO TWO: BIDEN TAKES THE SOUTH

This seems like the least likely scenario as North Carolina is leaning slightly towards Trump.

But if Joe Biden took Georgia and North Carolina, he'd get a total of 31 votes. That brings him to 275.

Poll workers process postal ballot papers on election day night in Milwaukee Central Count

Poll workers process postal ballot papers on election day night in Milwaukee Central Count

The Georgian Foreign Minister said he expected Georgia to show all the results on Wednesday.

Trump was close to Biden by 5 a.m., but a significant number of votes still had to be counted from Atlanta, where election officials went home to rest.

North Carolina's results are more dubious, however. Trump was ahead by 50.1% to 48.7% as of 5 a.m., with 95% of the votes reported.

This alone seems to make the scenario unlikely for Biden.

Postal voting slips stamped by Tuesday will be accepted until November 12th.

If postal ballot papers are Democratic, it may be impossible to know the result before November 12th, even if it is in Biden's favor.

HOW TRUMP CAN WIN ON WEDNESDAY

SCENARIO 1: TRUMP RECEIVES GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND MICHIGAN

In this scenario, Trump gains the upper hand in the south.

If the southern states report clear results on Wednesday and choose Trump, he would climb to 247 and get him within a range of 270 – if he can win Michigan.

Winning Wisconsin alone is pointless in this scenario. His 10 votes only bring him to 257.

However, Michigan would put him at 273 – a win.

The Georgian Foreign Minister said he expected Georgia to show all the results on Wednesday.

Trump was close to Biden by 5 a.m., but a sizable number of votes remained to be counted from Atlanta, where election officials went home to rest.

North Carolina's results are more dubious, however. Trump was ahead by 50.1% to 48.7% as of 5 a.m., with 95% of the vote reported.

This alone seems to make the scenario unlikely for Biden.

Postal voting slips stamped by Tuesday will be accepted until November 12th.

SCENARIO TWO: TRUMP CLEAN SWEEP

If Trump puts all four states on the table without touching Pennsylvania, it will be game over for Biden.

Trump would get 283.

BUT THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO: It's all about PENNSYLVANIA, so there won't be any result on Wednesday

Pennsylvania results probably won't be known until Friday.

But his 20 votes on the electoral college would provide a clear path to victory for anyone who receives them.

If Biden takes the 20, he'll have to pick up one of the other states to get over 270.

The path is more difficult for Trump, but Pennsylvania would undoubtedly help.

With 226 secured votes, he was able to win with the two southern states and Michigan and leave Wisconsin untouched.

But Pennsylvania is the most difficult state for both parties, as its votes are fraught with great uncertainty.

The problem is exacerbated by complaints about controversial ballot papers that could drag out election results even longer. Republicans have made it clear that they will sue when and where they see fit.

Pennsylvania law prohibits officers from counting ballots until election day. In addition, the Supreme Court allowed the state to count ballots for three days after November 3, provided they were postmarked by election day.

Only 25 percent of the early votes were counted.

In Philadelphia, officials said around 350,000 votes were cast, but only 76,000 were counted on Tuesday. The rest will not be counted until Wednesday.

"The counties are working very hard to get (the results) as soon as possible," Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said Tuesday. "It will take time."

Biden's biggest strongholds in Keystone State are in Philadelphia and then Pittsburgh – where he and Vice President Kamala Harris held rallies with Lady Gaga and John Legend Monday night.

Philadelphia, in particular, is a democratic stronghold with more than 1.1 million registered voters, which is more than 10 percent of all voters in the state.

But Trump has been very committed to the state – he held four rallies there on Saturday alone – and would like to repeat his breathtaking victory in 2016 there.

Poll workers in Luzerne County, a northeastern county near Scranton, stopped counting postal votes Tuesday night and will resume on Wednesday, according to County Manager David Pedri. He said the county had roughly 26,000 postal ballots out of the roughly 60,000 occupation.

Election officials will begin counting ballots Tuesday night in York County, Pennsylvania, where postal votes cannot be counted until election day

Election officials will begin counting ballots Tuesday night in York County, Pennsylvania, where postal votes cannot be counted until election day

Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday urged residents to remain calm and patient while they await the results.

In a short one and a half minute video, he urged the Pennsylvanians to "take a breath."

"Dedicated district workers across the state are ready to work tirelessly to ensure that all votes count," said the Pennsylvania governor. "But counting that enormous number of ballots is going to take more time than we are used to."

"We may not know the results today," he admitted, "but I encourage us all to take a deep breath and be patient."

"Most importantly, we get accurate results – even if it takes a little longer," added Wolf.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 2.5 million of its 9 million registered voters requested postal votes. By Tuesday morning, 81 percent of them had returned.

Every ballot that is marked on election day and received by November 6th will be counted.

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