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(Meredith/CNN/AP) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has claimed victory over President Donald Trump as vote counts continued two weeks after Election Day.

After a hand recount of votes, Biden was declared the winner of Georgia and its 16 Electoral College votes on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Trump was declared the projected winner of North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes on Nov. 13, staving off a hard-fought challenge by Biden and holding the battleground state for Republicans.

Trump's victory in North Carolina brought him to 232 Electoral College votes. President-elect Biden sits at 306 Electoral College votes. A candidate must win 270 Electoral College votes to win the election.

For the hand recount, election officers worked with the paper ballots in batches, dividing them into piles for each candidate. Then they ran the piles through machines to count the number of ballots for each candidate. The scanners did not read the ballots.

The following election results are based on projections from The Associated Press.

Electoral votes: Biden (290), Trump (217)

These are the states where a winner has been called for the presidential election, with Electoral College votes won in parenthesis:

Alabama - Trump (9)

Alaska - Trump (3)

Arizona - Biden (11)

Arkansas - Trump (6)

California - Biden (55)

Colorado - Biden (9)

Connecticut - Biden (7)

Delaware - Biden (3)

Florida - Trump (29)

Georgia - Biden (16)

Hawaii - Biden (4)

Idaho - Trump (4)

Illinois - Biden (20)

Indiana - Trump (11)

Iowa - Trump (6)

Kansas - Trump (6)

Kentucky - Trump (8)

Louisiana - Trump (8)

Maine' 1st Congressional District - Biden (3)

Maine's 2nd Congressional District - Trump (1)

Maryland - Biden (10)

Massachusetts - Biden (11)

Michigan - Biden (16)

Minnesota - Biden (10)

Mississippi - Trump (6)

Missouri - Trump (10)

Montana - Trump (3)

Nebraska's 1st Congressional District - Trump (4)

Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District - Biden (1)

Nevada - Biden (6)

New Hampshire - Biden (4)

New Jersey - Biden (14)

New Mexico - Biden (5)

New York - Biden (29)

North Carolina - Trump (15)

North Dakota - Trump (3)

Ohio - Trump (18)

Oklahoma - Trump (7)

Oregon - Biden (7)

Pennsylvania - Biden (20)

Rhode Island - Biden (4)

South Carolina - Trump (9)

South Dakota - Trump (3)

Tennessee - Trump (11)

Texas - Trump (38)

Utah - Trump (6)

Vermont - Biden (3)

Virginia - Biden (13)

Washington - Biden (12)

Washington DC - Biden (3)

West Virginia - Trump (5)

Wisconsin - Biden (10)

Wyoming - Trump (3)

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