Several states have not yet reported official vote figures for the 2020 elections, so the presidency remains in limbo. Arizona, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania are among them, and the ballots cast in these states will ultimately determine which candidate will claim the White House. In all four states, the number of registered voters increased before the election.
In Arizona, more than 4.2 million people were registered to vote in the run-up to the November 3 election. The state provides a breakdown of the parties and notes that Republicans make up the majority of voters (1.5 million). The Democratic Party follows close behind with 1.378 million registered voters. An almost equal percentage (1.394 million) is accounted for by non-affiliated voters or voters who belong to smaller parties.
These figures are higher than in the 2016 elections, in which 3.5 million voters were registered nationwide. According to the Arizona Secretary of State, only about 74 percent of them chose to vote this year.
The Associated Press already called Arizona in this year’s election and showed that Democratic candidate Joe Biden received 51 percent of the vote, while President Donald Trump received 47.6 percent. But according to The Arizona Republic, the Trump campaign has made groundless claims about election irregularities and other fraud. And on Wednesday at 11 a.m. there were at least 600,000 votes left to count.
Although Michigan does not provide a breakdown of voters by party affiliation, there were more people registered in the state this year than in 2016, and in July 2020 there were 7.7 million people registered to vote. Four years earlier, only 7.5 million Michigans were registered. At that time, the state had a lower turnout than Arizona: 63.87 percent of the people came to the polls.
The AP has not yet called Michigan, but the telegram service shows that 99 percent of the votes were registered from the state and Biden has a narrow lead.
In Nevada, just over 2 million people were registered to vote in October, the majority of whom belong to the Democratic Party. This represents a significant increase over 2016, when only 1.46 million people were registered to vote. In that year, the state recorded a voter turnout of almost 77 percent – the highest of all four states.
According to the AP, only 75 percent of Nevada’s residents voted after the November 3 election. There, too, Biden held a narrow lead over Trump and received only 8,000 more votes than the president.
Pennsylvania also broke its voter registration record this year with more than 9 million people. The majority (4.2 million) are registered Democrats, followed by the Republicans with 3.5 million registered voters. In 2016, a total of 8.7 million people had registered, but only 6.1 million went to the polls.
Of the four states surveyed, Trump’s best chances of winning this year rest, according to the current AP table in Pennsylvania. With 86 percent of the votes the state has cast so far, Biden is more than 100,000 votes behind the president.