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These are the 4 key states that will likely decide the election now

America is waiting to know the results of four different states across the country.

Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester, Pa.
Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester, Pa.
Matt Slocum, Associated Press

The 2020 presidential election has drifted into a third day, and the country appears on the cusp of learning who will win the White House for the next four years.

What’s going on:

The 2020 election is at a standstill as both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden await to see what happens from swing states across the country.

  • Biden is currently ahead of Trump. CNN projects Biden has 253 electoral votes and Trump has 213 votes. Fox News and the AP have Biden at 264 and Trump at 214, mostly due to the decision to call Arizona.
  • Four states remain up for grabs. All eyes are on these four states to decide the election.

What states do Trump and Biden need to win?

Projections have been made across different outlets. But the country is now keeping an eye on four states to decide the election:

  1. Arizona — The AP and Fox News called Arizona Tuesday night. But those two outlets are outliers, as no other organization has called that race. Biden has a slim lead in the state. Updates will come Thursday morning. The biggest share of votes are coming from a blue-leaning area in Pima County, CNN reports,
  2. Georgia — That’s right. On election night, Georgia seemed about wrapped up in favor of Trump, according to CNN. But the president’s lead has slipped considerably as mail-in votes from Atlanta trickled in over the last few days. Biden could still flip Georgia, which would make Trump’s path toward reelection more difficult.
  3. Nevada — Utah’s neighbor has a ton of eyes on it as mail-in ballots continue to trickle in. More ballots will arrive through the day, according to CNN . Like Arizona, Biden has a slight lead that Trump has narrowed over the last two days.
  4. Pennsylvania — Mail-in ballots have made the key here. Multiple counties have reported more mail-in ballots, and it looks like a lot of them are leaning toward Biden. Trump has a lead in the state, but that has minnowed over the last 12 hours. If Biden wins Pennsylvania — as the polls suggested he would prior to Election Day — then that’s ball game.