Finally! Pennsylvania says it may have election result TODAY that could put us all out of our misery and end wait for America’s next President
- Pennsylvania ‘s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said the state could have a result on Thursday night
- PA wasn’t due to give a result until Friday; Trump is leading there by 2 points
- If Biden wins PA today, he will reach the 270 electoral college votes he needs to take the White House
- He would no longer need Arizona, Nevada or any of the other states yet to be called because Pennsylvania holds 20 electoral college votes
- Trump can’t win with Pennsylvania alone; he’d still need another 33 votes which he could pick up in Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada or Arizona
- He has already filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, suing to stop the vote count, giving an array of reasons for it
- Voting was temporarily halted in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Thursday as a result of the legal row
- A judge intervened and allowed it to continue; there are still 550,000 votes left to count there
- In Nevada, there are only around 51,000 left to call before tomorrow and they say they need that much time
- Arizona also says they need until tomorrow to deliver a result on their remaining 450,000 votes
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced on Thursday that the state may have an election result a day earlier than expected
STATES STILL IN PLAY
ARIZONA – 11 electoral college votes: Votes still being counted, deadline for result unclear
Fox and the AP gave Arizona to Biden before dawn on Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon, officials said that there were still 600,000 votes left to be counted which suggested that it could be put back in play.
The AP is standing by its call, saying the outstanding votes are in Biden strongholds that will not flip back to Trump.
GEORGIA – 16 electoral colleges votes: Result expected sometime on Thursday
NEVADA – 6 electoral college votes: Result expected Friday
NORTH CAROLINA – 15 electoral college votes: Result expected some time Thursday
PENNSYLVANIA – 20 electoral college votes: Result expected Friday
Pennsylvania‘s Secretary of State has the state could return an election result on Thursday – a day earlier than expected – that could put an end to the agonizing wait for the next President.
Trump is still leading in Pennsylvania by 115,000, a two point lead, that has been gradually shrinking while Biden collects more votes from urban areas. Pennsylvania holds 20 electoral college votes.
If Biden wins it, he wins the election. Currently, he has 264 votes – including Arizona despite that coming slightly back into play.
Even without Arizona, if he won Pennsylvania, he would take the White House.
Trump cannot win on Pennsylvania alone; with 214 electoral college votes, he’d still need to pick up either Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona or Nevada – the four other states where a result is yet to be officially confirmed.
‘I think we definitely could. I think there’s about 550,000 some odd — you know, plus or minus — ballots that are still in the process of being counted today.
‘Some of those may have already been counted but are not yet uploaded. But yeah, they’re coming in. We’re getting 10,000 here, 20,000 here, counties are furiously at work.
‘I think no matter what happens, I don’t think it’s going to be a tremendous impact on this race,’ Kathy Boockvar told CNN’s Jape Tapper on Thursday afternoon.
Trump is already suing in Pennsylvania to undermine whatever election result is returned. Voting was temporarily halted in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Thursday as a result of the legal row.
A judge intervened and allowed it to continue; there are still 550,000 votes left to count there.
In Nevada, there are only around 51,000 left to call before tomorrow and they say they need that much time Arizona also says they need until tomorrow to deliver a result on their remaining 450,000 votes.
Pennsylvania said it would continue counting mail-in ballots until Friday so long as they were post-marked from November 3.
The Trump campaign had a brief legal victory in Pennsylvania on Thursday when a judge ruled ballot observers can watch officials count ballots within six feet. Representatives of both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts but at a further distance because of the coronavirus. A county judge agreed with the Trump campaign, but the state Supreme Court rejected it.
The situation in Pittsburgh is complicated by about 30,000 outstanding ballots, where a vendor sent the wrong ballots to voters and had to reissue new ballots with the correct races.
Poll workers now have to examine these ballots to make sure that people don’t vote twice, or, if they sent in the wrong ballot, they didn’t vote in races they aren’t eligible for.
They cannot legally be counted until Friday when Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh sits, swears in a special board to examine these ballots, as required by law.