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Joe Biden pulls ahead of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) have pulled ahead of President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to CNN, by 5,587

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump narrowly carried the Keystone State’s 20 Electoral College votes after beating Hillary Clinton by less than one percentage point.

The state has been a key battleground in the last several elections. It went to George W. Bush in 2000, but Barack Obama won it twice.

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In Arizona and Nevada, Biden is holding on to slim leads. If Biden wins both those states he would win the presidency.

Earlier today, Biden pulled ahead of Trump in Georgia.

But the biggest piece of the electoral puzzle remaining is Pennsylvania, where Trump’s early lead has been drained away.

The Democratic hopeful currently is projected to have 253 of the 538 electoral college votes divvied up between the country’s 50 states. He has 264 with the inclusion of Arizona, which Fox News and the Associated Press have called in his favor but other major organizations have not.

If Biden takes Pennsylvania, he would grab 20 more electoral college votes, thereby instantly topping the necessary 270 for overall victory.

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(with additional reporting from AFP)


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Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that

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There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

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Katie Porter did not question Emily Murphy because the GSA head blew off today’s Biden transition briefing

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Add General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy to the long list of Trump administration officials who have decided respectfully honoring a lawful congressional request is optional.

Many Americans on Monday were excited to see Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) question the GSA head, but it was not to be. Tweets like this one went wild on Monday morning:

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White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’

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A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.

The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.

The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.

"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."

"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.

After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."

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