Daily Management Review

One day after election, US is still uncertain about winner


An atmosphere of intense waiting and uncertainty persists in the USA 24 hours after the general elections.

Ted Eytan
Ted Eytan
Votes are still being counted in a number of key states and it is not clear which candidate - Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Joseph Biden - will receive the votes needed to win.

An interactive map of the USA on the website of the Associated Press News Agency still does not show party colours - red for Republicans and blue for Democrats - in Michigan (16 voters), Pennsylvania (20 voters), North Carolina (15 voters), Georgia (16 voters), Nevada (6 voters) and Alaska (3 voters). Michigan, Georgia and North Carolina have already counted over 90%, Nevada 67% and Pennsylvania 84%.

In Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Trump has a small voting advantage according to preliminary data, but no mailed ballots have been counted so far. As Michigan State Secretary Jocelyn Benson said in an interview with CNN, there are "tens of thousands" of such ballots and it is possible that the count will be completed by Wednesday evening. 

When asked whether the state can count the ballots, she stressed that "the normal balloting process has to be completed first". In Georgia, State Secretary Brad Raffensperger estimates that around 200,000 ballots have not yet been counted and in Pennsylvania's Montgomery constituency, around 2,700 ballots may be invalidated.

source: cnn.com, newyorker.com