ELECTION2020: Pennsylvania is a key BATTLEGROUND state. Here’s the latest on Trump vs Biden
It all comes down to a few battleground states in one of the most important presidential elections in modern American political history. President Donald Trump won the beautiful state of Pennsylvania in 2016 and he’s poised to win it again if his base of support shows up today at the polls as expected by his campaign team.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spent his final days of campaigning in the ‘keystone state’ working to win it back for the Democrats but his announcement that his administration would phase out the oil and gas industry turned off many voters, whose livelihoods rely on the fracking industry. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, roughly 20,000 to 50,000 people are employed in the state’s fracking industry.
The state, which went for Trump in 2016, has 20 very crucial electoral votes.
Erin Perrine told me on The Sara Carter Show on Monday that the enthusiasm for the President is going to spill out into the number of people voting on Election Day.
“That enthusiasm and the ground game to merry the enthusiasm for a candidate like President Trump – we built the greatest ground game and data operation in political history and what we have been able to do is find our voters see how they’re going to vote and now on Election Day, when it comes to that get out the vote effort we actually have the votes,” said Perrine. “We know where they are and who they are to get them turned out for President Trump and listen we’re projecting between 62 and 64 percent of votes (tomorrow) are going to go to President Trump.”
According to pollster FiveThirtyEight ranks it as the state most likely to “deliver the decisive vote” in the Electoral College, with a 36.5% chance. That’s extremely important in a race as tight as this with candidates literally campaigning until the last hour to get voters to the polls.
Other states chances of delivering a decisive vote, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Florida – 14.3%
Michigan with a 7.7%
In this poll, however, Biden is leading Trump in the polls by Tuesday morning but it’s not expected to last according to other polls that see Trump moving ahead on Election Day with supporters more likely to go to the polls in person.
And Pennsylvania is proving to be the most contentious and problematic state.
The President and his team warned on Tuesday that they would fight back with lawyers if they believe Tuesday’s election count is unfairly conducted.
“As soon as that election’s over, we’re going in with our lawyers,” said Trump during a rally in Hickory, North Carolina on Sunday. Trump pointed out that it it is unfair and concerning that Pennsylvania and other states are going to continue counting the ballots after Tuesday. There are at least five counties in Pennsylvania that said they will not be counting absentee and universal may-in ballots until the day after the election.
“I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait for a long period of time after the election…it’s a terrible thing” said Trump.
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