Nevada results could come on Thursday as officials delay count until midday

Nevada results aren’t expected until THURSDAY because officials won’t start counting its remaining ballots until midday as Biden leads by less than 1%

Results from the western swing state of Nevada could be known on Thursday morning, after pollsters stopped counting ballots on election day and planned to return to them on Wednesday morning.

Nevada officials originally hoped to release results at 9.45pm Pacific time, or just after midnight on election night eastern, but counting was postponed until 9am Pacific on Wednesday, or midday eastern time.

Joe Biden is currently edging out Donald Trump by about 1 per cent, leading 588,252 votes to 580,605, having outperformed Hillary Clinton in the most populous part of the state.

The state said it had counted all votes cast in-person either on election day or beforehand and all mail-in ballots received before election day. However it still needs to count postal votes received on 4 November, while it will also accept mail-in ballots arriving as late as next Tuesday, as long as they were posted before the polls closed.