Finally! Pennsylvania says there could be an election result TODAY that could lift us all out of our misery and wait for America's next president
- Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said the state could reach an outcome Thursday night
- PA should only deliver a result on Friday. Trump leads there by 2 points
- If Biden wins the PA today, he will get the 270 electoral college votes he needs to take over the White House
- He wouldn't need Arizona, Nevada, or any of the other states that have yet to be called, since Pennsylvania has 20 votes for the electoral college
- Trump cannot win with Pennsylvania alone; He would need 33 more votes to get in Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, or Arizona
- He has already filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania to stop the vote counting for a number of reasons
- The voting in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to the legal battle
- A judge intervened and let it go; There are still 550,000 votes to be counted
- There are only around 51,000 left in Nevada who can call before tomorrow and they say they need so much time
- Arizona also says it will take until tomorrow to get a result for their remaining 450,000 votes
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced Thursday that the state could have an election result a day earlier than expected
STATES STILL IN GAME
ARIZONA – 11 votes of the electoral college: votes are still counted, deadline for the result unclear
Fox and the AP gave Biden to Arizona on Wednesday before dawn. On Wednesday afternoon officials said there were 600,000 votes left, suggesting it could be put back into the game.
The AP stands by his call, saying the outstanding votes are in Biden strongholds that will not return to Trump.
GEORGIA – 16 votes of the electoral college: Result is expected on Thursday
NEVADA – 6 votes of the electoral college: Result expected Friday
NORTH CAROLINA – 15 votes from the electoral college: Result expected on Thursday
PENNSYLVANIA – 20 electoral college votes: Result expected Friday
The Pennsylvania Secretary of State has announced that on Thursday, a day earlier than expected, the state could return an election result that could end the excruciating wait for the next president.
Trump is still leading in Pennsylvania by 115,000 points, a two point lead that has gradually declined as Biden rallies more votes from urban areas. Pennsylvania holds 20 electoral college votes.
If Biden wins, he wins the election. He currently has 264 votes – including Arizona, although it easily comes back into the game.
Even without Arizona, if he won Pennsylvania, he would take over the White House.
Trump cannot win in Pennsylvania alone. With 214 votes in the electoral college, he would have to pick up either Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona or Nevada – the four other states in which a result has yet to be officially confirmed.
“I think we definitely could. I think there are roughly 550,000 odd – you know, plus or minus – ballot papers that are still counted today.
& # 39; Some of these may have already been counted but not uploaded yet. But yes, they come in. We're getting 10,000 here, 20,000 here, counties are angry at work.
"I think no matter what, I don't think it's going to have a huge impact on this race," said Kathy Boockvar to CNN's Jape Tapper Thursday afternoon.
Trump is already suing in Pennsylvania to undermine the returned election result. The voting in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to the legal battle.
A judge intervened and let it go; There are still 550,000 votes to be counted.
There are only around 51,000 left in Nevada who have to call before tomorrow and they say they need so much time. Arizona also says it will take until tomorrow to get a result for their remaining 450,000 votes.
Pennsylvania said it would continue to count postal votes through Friday as long as they were postmarked November 3rd.
The Trump campaign had a brief legal victory in Pennsylvania Thursday when a judge ruled ballot observer watched officials count ballots within six feet. Representatives from both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts, but at a greater distance due to the coronavirus. A district judge approved the Trump campaign, but the state Supreme Court rejected it.
Complicating the situation in Pittsburgh is the approximately 30,000 outstanding ballot papers that resulted in a salesperson sending the wrong ballots to voters and having to reissue new ballots with the correct races.
Poll workers now have to check those ballots to make sure people don't vote twice. If you submitted the wrong ballot, you did not participate in races for which you are not eligible.
They cannot be legally counted until Friday, when Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh sits, vows on a special panel to review those ballots as required by law.