Joe Biden is poised to be elected President of the United States, Decision Desk projects


Nov. 6 2020, Updated 8:55 a.m. ET

Decision Desk, a non-partisan organization that provides election data, has called the election in favor of Vice President Joe Biden after he narrowly won the state of Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes.

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"Decision Desk HQ projects that Joe Biden has won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes for a total of 273," the organization wrote in a tweet. "Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America."

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The call comes after the former Vice President narrowly took the state of Pennsylvania as the tossup state counted absentee and mail-in ballots. This morning, Biden was ahead by more than 5,000 votes, with Decision Desk determining that President Trump has no route to victory in the state.

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Other orginizations, like the New York Times and Associated Press, are yet to call the race. However, Nick Corasaniti of The New York Times noted: "Biden has pulled ahead in Pennsylvania, erasing a large Trump lead from Election Day. The remaining ballots to be counted are coming from heavily Democratic areas in the state."

Biden also took a slim lead in Georgia overnight, although that result—as well as the result from Pennsylvania—are likely to face a recount. Recounts typically only change a handful of votes, with many experts believing that not much would change if the Trump campaign was able to get a recount in those states.

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, pointed out on Wednesday: "After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes. After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, Donald Trump numbers went up by 131." 


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