When will US election results be announced?

Biden swept to victory after key wins in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

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Joe Biden is projected to win the White House, becoming the 46th president of the United States after an election battle fraught with chaos and contention.

As predicted, the 2020 election came down to key battlegrounds - in particular the ‘rust belt’ states of Michigan and Wisconsin, along with Pennsylvania, which Mr Trump won in 2016 over Hillary Clinton

Wisconsin and Michigan were both called for Mr Biden on Wednesday afternoon, and Pennsylvania and Nevada on Saturday.

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At least 270 electoral votes are required to secure a victory in the presidential elections and as of Saturday Mr Biden has 290, compared to Trump’s 214.

Here’s a look at which states are yet to announce, where they currently stand, and when we are likely to know if they have voted blue or red:


  • Electoral votes up for grabs: 11
  • Votes counted: 90 per cent
  • Winner: Mr Biden
  • Analysis of ballots cast statewide shows there are not enough outstanding to allow Mr Trump to catch up, AP reports. (Some other media outlets are yet to call the state)


  • Electoral votes up for grabs: 3
  • Votes currently counted: 50 per cent
  • Candidate currently in the lead: Mr Trump
  • When we will hear: It is unclear when Alaska will have all of its results but counting of absentee ballots will not begin until next week, and is  not expected to impact the outcome


  • Electoral votes up for grabs: 16
  • Votes currently counted: 99 per cent
  • Candidate currently in the lead: Mr Biden
  • When we will hear: The former vice president led by about 4,395 votes on Friday night. As the margin of victory is expected to be less than 0.5 per cent, election officials have said there will be a recount in the state.

North Carolina

  • Electoral votes up for grabs: 15
  • Votes currently counted: 99 per cent
  • Candidate currently in the lead: Mr Trump
  • When we will hear: It is unclear when results will be announced but North Carolina will accept mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day until 12 November. 
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