Nevada election result is delayed with more than 200,000 votes still to count

Nevada's election result was delayed from noon on Thursday as officials scrambled to count the remaining 200,000 votes there and Biden's lead increased from 8,000 votes to 12,000 in the face of ongoing claims from President that the entire election is a fraud that involved tens of thousands of votes being cast in dead people's names. 

Biden is leading in Nevada by 11,545 votes which is around 1 percent. If he claims the state today, he will win another 6 electoral college points, giving him 270 when factoring in the 11 that come from Arizona.

Arizona was called for him on Wednesday morning by Fox and the AP but with 450,000 votes still outstanding, it remains in play for . If Biden loses Arizona, he has 259 electoral college votes. He'd need another 11 from either Georgia - which holds 16 - North Carolina - which holds 15 - or Pennsylvania - which holds 20 - to win.

Arizona will not finalize its results until tomorrow, nor will Pennsylvania and Georgia is expected by the end of the day. It's unclear when North Carolina will announce, but it is expected to go to as it did in 2016. 

The race in Nevada has been tight. For most of the morning, Biden led by only around 7,000 votes there.

Officials had hoped to deliver a result at noon but the deadline came and went. Now, it's unclear when they will report one. 

's team used the gap to file a lawsuit to halt the vote, alleging widespread voter fraud.  

They say they have 'evidence' that 'tens of thousands of votes' had been cast there fraudulently. 

'We are confident that when all legal votes are tallied -- and only legal votes are tallied -- President will win the state of Nevada,' Former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell told Fox News on Thursday morning. 

 

Ric Grenell, Donald Trump adviser and former acting director of national intelligence, speaks during a news conference in front of the Clark County Election Department, Thursday. They say they have 'evidence' that tens of thousands of votes were cast fraudulently in Nevada

Ric Grenell, Donald adviser and former acting director of national intelligence, speaks during a news conference in front of the Clark County Election Department, Thursday. They say they have 'evidence' that tens of thousands of votes were cast fraudulently in Nevada 

STATES STILL IN PLAY

ARIZONA - 11 electoral college votes: Votes still being counted, deadline for result unclear

50.49% Biden

48.14 Biden

Fox and the AP gave Arizona to Biden before dawn on Wednesday. 

On Wednesday afternoon, officials said that there were still 600,000 votes left to be counted which suggested that it could be put back in play. 

The AP is standing by its call, saying the outstanding votes are in Biden strongholds that will not flip back to .     

Biden’s lead in Arizona has shrunk to about 68,000 votes.  

Maricopa is the largest county in Arizona, home to Phoenix and 62% of the state’s 7.28 million residents. A candidate cannot win the state without it

Counting will resume Thursday. Maricopa county will next report Thursday evening, local time 

GEORGIA - 16 electoral colleges votes: Result expected sometime on Thursday

49.57%

49.2%  Biden

NEVADA - 6 electoral college votes: Result expected 12 EST Thursday

49.33% Biden

48.69%

NORTH CAROLINA - 15 electoral college votes: Result expected some time Thursay

50.09%

48.69% Biden

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