updated on November 7, 2020|2: 46 PM
As Election Day ground on into “election week,” it became significantly clear that Democrat Joe Biden would oust President Donald Trump from the White House. Late-counted tallies in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia continued to keep Biden in the lead and used him multiple courses to victory.
The questions, rather, were these– where he would win, when it would happen and by just how much.
On Saturday, Biden caught the presidency when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11: 25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pressed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to dominate.
It was the last piece to form after the former vice president carved a course to the White Home by recapturing Democrats’ “blue wall,” a trio of Excellent Lakes states– Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan– that Trump directly won in2016 Those states had long functioned as a bulwark versus Republican presidential prospects.
But he also made historic gains in the Sun Belt, ending up being the very first Democrat to win Arizona because1996 He likewise held a