(Reuters) – Democrat Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, beating President Donald Trump, after a longer-than-usual process of counting mail-in ballots that a record number of Americans relied on during the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO: An election worker holds ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), days after former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Biden surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to clinch the presidency on Saturday. Edison Research, which compiles live election results for the National Election Pool media consortium, has yet to call three states: Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina.
In addition, vote counts are being challenged in a number of states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, while the Trump campaign has signaled it may seek a recount in Wisconsin.
Here are some key tallies in the White House race, as of 5:10 p.m. EST (2210 GMT) on Thursday, as well as vote certification deadlines.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Biden 279; Trump 217
POPULAR VOTE: Biden – 77,748,381; Trump – 72,498,650 STATES REMAINING TO BE DECIDED:
Arizona (11 electoral votes) – Biden 49.4%, Trump 49.1% with 99% estimated vote tallied
Georgia (16 electoral votes) – Biden 49.5%, Trump 49.2% with 99% estimated vote tallied
North Carolina (15 electoral votes) – Biden 48.7%, Trump, 50.0% with 98% estimated vote tallied
VOTE CERTIFICATION DEADLINES:Arizona – Deadline is Nov. 30
Georgia – Deadline is Nov. 20
Michigan – Deadline is Nov. 23
North Carolina – Deadline is Nov. 24
Pennsylvania – Deadline is Nov. 23
Wisconsin – Deadline is Dec. 1
Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Tim Ahmann