The presidential election could be in limbo for days. We are POLITICO journalists, a mail voting expert and a legal expert who focuses on voting and elections. Ask us anything.
Here's where the election stands as of Wednesday noon ET: We still don't have a presidential winner, although Joe Biden has the upper hand after flipping Arizona blue for the first time in more than two decades.
All eyes are now on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — three states that represent the difference between Trump's reelection and a one-term presidency. If they fall in line for Joe Biden, then he'll win the White House. Biden has pulled into the lead in Wisconsin and Michigan, but final counts are still hours, or even days, away.
We're also still waiting for results in Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Alaska.
(Check the latest live numbers at politico.com/results as they continue to roll in. You can also plug in your predictions for the remaining competitive states or play with different combinations to see how they would affect the path to victory for Biden and Trump. For example, if Biden holds on to Nevada and takes two of those three Rust Belt states, he’ll get to 270.)
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Zach Montellaro is a POLITICO campaign reporter and the author of our daily campaigns newsletter, Morning Score. He covers campaign finance, the actual processing of voting and more.
Scott Bland helps run POLITICO’s 2020 campaign coverage as one of our politics editors. He focuses on elections, campaign finance and polling; he also hosts our Nerdcast podcast. He was spotted leaving our newsroom way too late this morning after helming our election night alerts.
Amber McReynolds runs the National Vote At Home Institute and is a leading expert on election administration and policy. She’s also the co-author of the book “When Women Vote” and is the former Director of Elections for Denver, Colorado.
Justin Levitt is an expert on constitutional law and the law of democracy and a professor at LMU Loyola Law School. He served from 2015-17 as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, helping to lead the Civil Rights Division’s work on redistricting, voting rights, and employment discrimination, and supported activity on more than 120 cases (including 20 in the U.S. Supreme Court). Before entering academia, Levitt worked at several nonpartisan nonprofits and served several presidential campaigns, including as the National Voter Protection Counsel in 2008, helping to ensure that tens of millions of eligible citizens could vote and have those votes counted. He has advised, represented, and sued officials of both major political parties and neither, and those whose partisan preference he does not know.
Edit: Signing off, but thanks for the questions y'all! Also, an update that Wisconsin got called for Biden after we went live with this.