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How Many Votes Have Been Counted In Undecided States

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There is a lot we don't know yet about the results of the election, in large part because there are still so many votes yet to be counted, especially in the swing states that were always likely to determine the outcome this election.

More than 139 million votes have been counted, and the Associated Press is projecting a total vote of nearly 173 million, which would be a record. Among the eight states that have yet to be called, Wisconsin has 95% of its vote counted as of Wednesday morning. Democrat Joe Biden has a narrow lead there. Pennsylvania has the fewest votes counted so far among the key contested states, with just 64% counted. President Trump leads there.

Neither state could start processing mail in votes until yesterday, and the count is not expected to be complete for a few days.

Michigan, the third of the three so called blue wall states which Trump won four years ago and that are crucial to Biden's chances, began counting its mail in ballots Monday. So far it has counted 95% of the expected ballots, with Biden holding a narrow edge.

Two Sun Belt states that Democrats had hoped to capture, Georgia and North Carolina, each have counted 94 percent of their votes. President Trump retains a narrow lead in each. Nevada, another key state for Democrats, has 67% counted.

And while the state of Maine as a whole has been called for Biden, it awards an electoral vote to the winner of each of its congressional districts. The 2nd Congressional district, which Trump won four years ago, remains too close to call. Eighty-five percent of Maine's votes have been counted.

Alaska also remains to be called, but is expected to fall in the president's column.

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.
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Daniel Wood is a visual journalist at NPR, where he brings data and analyses into complex topics by paired reporting with custom charts, maps and explainers. He focuses on data-rich topics like COVID-19 outcomes, climate change and politics. His interest in tracking a small outbreak of a novel coronavirus in January 2020 helped position NPR to be among the leading news organizations to provide daily updates on the growth and impact of COVID-19 around the country and globe.