Counts had been delayed by a file flood of mail-in ballots. Officers in Pennsylvania, a crucial battleground state, had been prevented from processing these ballots till Election Day, resulting in a backlog.

This is what’s occurring in every state as of seven a.m. ET:

Officers in Maricopa, Arizona’s largest county, stated employees would resume counting about 204,000 excellent early ballots on Friday morning and start reporting outcomes at 11 a.m. ET.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs informed CNN on Thursday afternoon that if Maricopa County maintained the tempo it had set Wednesday — tallying 140,000 ballots in a single day — “we could have a way more clear image of the place issues stand” within the presidential contest in Arizona by Friday night.

One other 46,000 ballots had been excellent in Pima County, house to Tucson, Hobbs stated.


Biden took a slim lead in Georgia after Clayton County in Atlanta’s suburbs reported.

Trump’s lead dropped steadily as extra ballots had been counted Thursday.

There have been nonetheless poll excellent Thursday night time in Gwinnett County, northeast of Atlanta, and in Forsyth County, which is additional north of Atlanta.

State official Gabriel Sterling on Thursday pressured the necessity for persistence within the curiosity of accuracy.

“The hassle right here is to ensure that all people’s … authorized vote is counted correctly,” Sterling informed reporters. “These shut elections require us to be diligent and ensure we do all the pieces proper.”


The majority of excellent ballots in Nevada are in Clark County, which covers Las Vegas — the Silver State’s most populous. Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria stated on Thursday that officers anticipated to launch a batch of 51,000 votes Friday morning.

Clark County has about 70% of all of Nevada’s energetic registered voters.

Nevada’s secretary of state stated Thursday some 190,150 ballots statewide remained to be counted, 90% of which got here from Clark County. A further 2,500 provisional ballots have to be authorized by Friday.

It is onerous to find out what number of ballots are excellent in Nevada as a result of the state is one in all a handful that mailed ballots to all energetic registered voters. Election officers will depend mail-in ballots obtained by November 10, so long as they had been postmarked by Election Day.

North Carolina

Trump leads in North Carolina by greater than 75,000 votes, with an estimated 95% reported. The state just isn’t anticipated to report any extra outcomes till subsequent week.

To complete its depend, North Carolina is ready to see if 116,000 excellent requested absentee ballots are returned by November 12. In North Carolina, an Election Day-postmarked poll will be counted whether it is obtained by 5 p.m. ET on November 12.

However the state nonetheless doesn’t know what number of of these 116,000 voters selected to as a substitute vote in individual or to drop off their ballots on Election Day, so the variety of potential excellent votes may shrink.

“With only a few exceptions, North Carolina’s numbers will not be going to maneuver till November 12 or 13,” North Carolina State Board of Elections Govt Director Karen Brinson Bell stated Wednesday.


In Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania’s largest county, about 50,000 mail-in votes had been nonetheless to be counted Friday morning, in response to Philadelphia Metropolis Commissioner Al Schmidt.

CNN’s Kate Bolduan stated an official was calling it “a full-court press to get this completed.”

In Bucks County, probably the most aggressive of the suburban counties exterior of Philadelphia, the race has been tight with about 95% of votes reported.

“A observe from a Bucks County official yesterday was that they have been monitoring the mail-in ballots which might be coming in. They’ve trended to be about 77% for Joe Biden,” Bolduan added.

This story has been up to date with extra info.

CNN’s Stephanie Becker, Kelly Mena, Jason Morris, Austen Bundy, Kate Bolduan, Lauren Moore, Jason Morris and Wes Bruer contributed to this report.