Joe Biden has again said he is confident of victory as he inches closer to beating Donald Trump after Tuesday’s US presidential election.
The Democratic challenger now has 253 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to clinch the White House under the state-by-state US voting system.
Mr Biden leads vote counts in the battlegrounds of Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona. A Biden win would see Mr Trump leave office in January after four years. As counting enters its fifth day, it is still unclear when the contest will end.
Officials are tallying up record numbers of postal votes due to the coronavirus pandemic, causing the longest delay to a presidential election result in 20 years.