Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported Tuesday evening that only 10,000 postal ballot papers were received between 8:00 p.m. on November 3rd and 17th on November 6th.
This is a bad sign for Donald Trump and his company, who were hoping the Supreme Court would eventually invalidate those ballots and include Pennsylvania in its column.
The problem, of course, is that even if those 10,000 votes were discounted, it would not be enough to overcome the considerable margin that Joe Biden has built over Trump in Keystone State.
CBS News’s Caitlin Huey-Burns commented Tuesday, “Biden is currently leading with over 45,000 votes. This means that even if SCOTUS takes up this extension again and these Post-ED ballots are discounted, Biden's lead will remain. "
The PA Foreign Minister says 10,000 postal ballot papers were received between 8 p.m. November 3rd and 17th November 6th Biden currently leads with over 45,000 votes. This means that even if SCOTUS resumes this expansion and these Post-ED ballots are discounted, Biden's lead will remain.
– Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) November 11, 2020
All of this without mentioning the fact that Biden has healthy leads in both Arizona and Georgia, two states he will likely wear when all is said and done.
Repeat after me: Joe Biden will be the next president
News that Joe Biden was the proposed election winner sparked immediate celebrations across the country, but Donald Trump's refusal to accept defeat has apparently left many Americans feeling disappointed.
People are genuinely concerned that somehow Trump will find a way to reverse the election results and stay in the White House for the next four years.
That is not Florida in 2000, however. Biden has built a considerable head start in a number of states. He wins the largest challenger share of the popular vote since Franklin Roosevelt in 1932.
In other words, that choice wasn't really that close. And it certainly wasn't close enough to be overturned by Trump's legal systems.
As Sarah Jones of PoliticusUSA wrote earlier, Joe Biden rightly won this election. Trump may whine and stir things up in the next few months, but he will have no choice but to leave the White House on January 20.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.