Joe Biden has taken the lead over President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, and cautious celebrations broke out online.
If the former vice president wins the state, which still has thousands of mail-in ballots to count -- which have broken heavily for the Democratic challenger -- then Trump cannot reach the 270 electoral votes necessary for re-election.
Trump and his children claimed Wednesday that they had won Pennsylvania, before all the votes had been counted, and made baseless allegations about election fraud, but his Election Day lead has vanished as the votes cast earlier have been counted since polls closed.
U up? https://t.co/lT0gofpdcn— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman)1604672163.0
Does delaying the call for Biden provide an opening for the Trump campaign to spread dangerous disinformation? Yes.… https://t.co/5cmWzJmNm8— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1604672180.0
mrw when pennsylvania flipped https://t.co/LqX3EyYwW5— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1604672129.0
YOU’RE FUCKING FIRED 🤣— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1604672186.0
Look at their faces lmaooo https://t.co/sRqgD9Jgi1— Erick Fernandez (@Erick Fernandez)1604672056.0
Biden now leads in states worth 306 electoral votes. Here's how the map will probably finish https://t.co/jsriBmroWb— Nate Cohn (@Nate Cohn)1604671719.0
sorry but if Jared calls you to concede I think you just pass the phone to Hunter https://t.co/5kMSuPVC6Q— Tim Murphy (@Tim Murphy)1604672064.0
Also, Biden didn't actually "take the lead." These votes were always cast. Assuming nothing wild happens, Biden led… https://t.co/ulQQHDMlVf— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump)1604670973.0
“The Gang Learns About Flipadelphia” https://t.co/9Y3x1iwtgQ— 🥁 Brian R. Hester 🥁 (@🥁 Brian R. Hester 🥁)1604672096.0
It’s 8:59AM and Joe Biden has called a lid on the Trump Presidency— Jason O. Gilbert (@Jason O. Gilbert)1604671167.0
“I hereby... concede... ...no Donald, ‘concede’ is spelled with a ‘c’ not an ‘s’...” https://t.co/5ygMJMEHMh— ethereal tinkling (@ethereal tinkling)1604672110.0
Mood: https://t.co/2hv8Z0xMrg— Dan Desai Martin (@Dan Desai Martin)1604672550.0