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Closing in on 270: Where things stand in the remaining key states.


With votes in a handful of states still being tallied early on Friday, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was 17 electoral votes shy of reaching the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the election, while President Trump was 56 electoral votes short.

Mr. Biden had more paths to victory open to him: Twenty-seven combinations of the remaining states would give the presidency, while four combinations would re-elect Mr. Trump and one path would result in a tie.

Here is the state of play in the race in the remaining battleground states.

Electoral votes: 16
Biden narrowly leads Trump, 49.38 percent to 49.36 percent, with more than 98 percent of the estimated vote in.
Gap: about 1,100 votes.

Electoral votes: 20
Biden leads Trump, 49.4 percent to 49.3 percent.
Gap: 5,587 votes.

Electoral votes: 6
Biden leads Trump, 49.4 percent to 48.5 percent, with 89 percent of the estimated vote in.
Gap: about 11,000 votes.

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