Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown

Volunteers seal a ballot box at the O.P. Owens Agricultural Center before bringing the information to the Robeson County Board of Elections on Nov. 3, 2020 in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Volunteers seal a ballot box at the O.P. Owens Agricultural Center before bringing the information to the Robeson County Board of Elections on Nov. 3, 2020 in Lumberton, North Carolina. (Getty Images)

A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race.

Here, The Associated Press reviews them and examines the reasons why they could still go to either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden.


Georgia

The situation

Outstanding ballots are left to be counted.

Some background

Early Wednesday, Trump prematurely claimed he carried Georgia.