Nov. 4 (UPI) — Former Vice President Joe Biden received three extra electoral votes on Wednesday because the U.S. presidential race stays undecided with each he and President Donald Trump nonetheless in need of the 270 electoral votes wanted for victory.

Biden picked three of Maine’s 4 electoral votes, NBC. CNN and ABC declared Wednesday.

Biden now leads within the general electoral vote rely, 227 to 213 for Trump. Eight states are nonetheless undecided — Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska.

Biden has a slight benefit within the nationwide in style vote, main Trump by about 2 million votes.

There are nonetheless hundreds of thousands of votes left to rely in the important thing battleground states of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan. A few of these are anticipated to come back from Democratic-leaning cities and counties like Pittsburgh, Detroit and Atlanta.

In Pennsylvania, with about 75% of votes counted, Trump leads by about 600,000 votes.

In Georgia with 92% of votes counted, Trump leads by about 100,000, and the president’s lead in North Carolina is about 80,000, with 95% counted.

Biden holds leads in Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin and Michigan, which carry a mixed 43 electoral votes.

The gradual means of counting ballots, particularly early vote and mail ballots, was anticipated to shift the margins in Biden’s favor. Pennsylvania might not report giant chunks of its outcomes for days due to an abnormally giant variety of mail-in ballots pushed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien informed reporters Wednesday the president’s crew remained “assured on our pathway.”

“We’re assured in our math. We’re viewing a few of these races as math equations,” he mentioned.

Stepien cited tight races in Arizona and Pennsylvania, which he predicted Trump would win.

“Late arriving votes forged closest to election day are those being counted now [in Arizona],” he mentioned, predicting {that a} majority of them can be for Trump.

Biden marketing campaign supervisor Jen O’Malley Dillion was additionally assured Wednesday.

“I wish to share with all of you that Joe Biden is on monitor to win this election and he would be the subsequent president of the US,” she mentioned at a briefing, predicting the previous vice chairman would win his native state of Pennsylvania.

“We see 1.Four million excellent ballots that can be counted over the approaching days, most of them projected to be from Democratic-heavy areas and mail-in vote,” she added.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar vowed {that a} true remaining rely is coming.

“We’re going to precisely rely each single poll,” she informed reporters in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf mentioned about Three million mail ballots had been acquired and they’re being counted. He warned {that a} remaining end result won’t be obtainable Wednesday.

“Crucial factor is that we’ve got correct outcomes .. even when that takes a bit of longer than we’re used to,” he mentioned.

In Nevada, elections officers mentioned no extra poll figures will come till 9 a.m. Thursday.

The state elections division mentioned they nonetheless should rely mail ballots acquired on Election Day, mail ballots postmarked by Nov. Three and acquired over the following week and provisional ballots.

In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger mentioned the state can be “pushing actually arduous” to rely “all authorized votes” by the tip of Wednesday.

Greater than 200,000 mail-in and absentee ballots nonetheless remained to be counted, he informed reporters. Even when all of the ballots usually are not really counted by the tip of the day, mentioned he hoped a winner may very well be introduced earlier than the day is over.

In a single day, each candidates spoke in regards to the state of the race. Trump tried to assert victory, though no information outlet has declared him the winner.

“We had been preparing for an enormous celebration. We had been profitable every part, and abruptly it was simply known as off,” he mentioned early Wednesday, including that he desires courts to step in and cease the counting.

Biden inspired persistence and mentioned he is in a superb place to win.

“It isn’t my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare the winner of this election. It is the voters’ place,” he tweeted.

“We knew this was going to go lengthy, however who knew we had been going to enter perhaps tomorrow morning and even longer. However look, we be ok with the place we’re. We actually do.”

“We cannot relaxation till everybody’s vote is counted,” he added in one other tweet.

Biden will give an tackle someday on Wednesday, his marketing campaign supervisor mentioned.

The race has been known as for Trump in Kentucky (Eight electoral votes), Mississippi (6), Missouri (10), South Carolina (9), Louisiana (8), Alabama (9), Kansas (6), Utah (6), South Dakota (3), North Dakota (3), Indiana (11), Tennessee (11), West Virginia (5), Iowa (6), Arkansas (6), Wyoming (3), Oklahoma (7), Idaho (4), Ohio (18), Florida (29), Texas (38) and Montana (3).

4 of Nebraska’s 5 electoral votes have additionally been known as for Trump and Biden is resulting in take the opposite.

Biden is the projected winner in California (55), New York (29), New Jersey (14), Illinois (20), Oregon (7), Washington (12), New Mexico (5), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Washington, D.C. (3), Massachusetts (11), Maryland (10), Delaware (3), New Hampshire (4), Virginia (13), Minnesota (10), Rhode Island (4), Hawaii (4) Vermont (3) and in three of Maine’s 4 congressional districts.

U.S. Election 2020

President Donald Trump gestures to his visitors after making an announcement to the nation as his supporters look on within the East Room of the White Home in Washington, D.C. early on Wednesday. Picture by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Picture