Now that we’re within two weeks of the 2020 election, the American people will soon be inundated with hypothetical mathematical conclusions and puzzles, all with the goal of finding a way for their chosen candidate to get to 270 electoral votes on the big day.
And, since we’ve gone through this thing a time or two before, we’ve all come to the conclusion that there are a handful of states whose electoral sum is far more impactful than others. For instance, there is little doubt that Democratic candidate Joe Biden will handily win New York and California, as nearly all Democrats have in the in the last several decades. President Trump will inarguably take Mississippi and Alabama…this is all but known.
Things get tricky when we start to look at Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states where the electoral college could go either direction. These swing states will be the key to making that electoral math work out to 270 or above for either candidate.
Of these crucial battleground states, perhaps none is as important to the election of either candidate as Pennsylvania.
And that’s why President Trump has his work cut out for him.
Less than two weeks before the election Nov. 3, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 percentage points in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll.
Nearly half (49%) of likely Pennsylvania voters say they support Biden, and 42% support Trump, according to the poll released Wednesday.
The President’s latest rally in Erie had the Commander in Chief lamenting the need to campaign in the Keystone State.
“Four or five months ago when we started this whole thing — because, you know, before the plague came in, I had it made. I wasn’t coming to Erie,” Trump said. “I mean, I have to be honest, there’s no way I was coming.”
“I didn’t have to. I would’ve called you and said, ‘Hey, Erie. You know, if you have a chance, get out and vote.’ We had this thing won. We were so far up.
“We had the greatest economy ever, greatest jobs, greatest everything. And then we got hit with the plague, and I had to go back to work. ‘Hello, Erie, may I please have your vote?’ Right?”
With less than two weeks to go until the election, all eyes are on Erie and beyond.
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