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    The electoral map on Wednesday morning (WORLD Magazine via AP)


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Across the nation, Americans stayed up later than normal last night, wondering if they would know the results of the 2020 presidential election yesterday. But even this morning, seven states are still undecided hold-outs. They’re still counting votes in Alaska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. (You can see the red state/blue state distribution at this interactive map on WORLD Magazine’s website: https://world.wng.org/election2020.)

As of Wednesday morning, Joe Biden was leading in electoral votes, but most of the remaining states—though not final—were leaning toward Donald Trump in their counts so far. Even political experts were hesitant to predict a firm outcome.

In order to secure the presidency, a candidate must earn a total of 270 electoral votes. In the case of a tie, the House of Representatives votes to determine who becomes the next President of the United States.

Christians can wait for results with peace and confidence that God is sovereign over every human ruler, because as Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will.”

(The electoral map on Wednesday morning. WORLD Magazine via AP)