Here’s how the AP calls races in the Presidential election

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Presidential election has come down to a nail biter as votes continue to be counted in key battleground states.

As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the following states have yet to be called: Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada and Alaska.

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Although votes continue to be counted in Arizona, the Associated Press has not reversed its call for former Vice President Joe Biden.

As Americans wait anxiously for results, FOX13 breaks down how the AP actually calls races.

A race is only called when it is clear the candidate who is behind has no chance of coming back to claim victory.

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The AP relies on a group of people that are familiar with each county and congressional district in each state.

They track past elections, early voting, in-person voting on Election Day and other factors.

If there is a question about results, the AP may declare the race is too close to call.