On Friday morning just before 9 a.m. Eastern, Decision Desk HQ called the State of Pennsylvania for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, giving Biden 273 electoral votes and the presidency. According to Decision Desk HQ (DDHQ), Biden wins with just over 5,000 votes. The vote-counting is not over yet, however. The results take some time to confirm and President Donald Trump’s campaign has formally requested a recount in at least one swing state.
“Decision Desk HQ projects that [Joe Biden] has won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes for a total of 273,” DDHQ tweeted at 8:50 a.m. Eastern. “Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America.”
Outlets like the Associated Press have not yet called the race for Biden. However, the AP did announce that Biden was leading in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Even if DDHQ’s projection is correct, the full results of the 2020 presidential election have yet to come in. Official results take weeks to be fully verified, and Trump is already contesting the results in certain states.
The Trump campaign has three pending lawsuits and is planning another lawsuit in Nevada concerning voters who live outside the state casting ballots there. The campaign has formally requested a recount in Wisconsin and it will likely contest the results of Pennsylvania as well. Read more…