U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to journalists after an online discussion with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, on November 19, 2020.
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The Pennsylvania Secretary of State on Tuesday verified the results of his presidential election, confirming that President-elect Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump, Governor Tom Wolf announced in a tweet.
The state of Keystone confirmed Biden’s victory a day after Michigan confirmed that the former Democratic vice president won his own election.
It also came a day after the Trump government allowed the release of federal funds for Biden to begin taking office.
Despite the mandate, the Trump campaign is still making long-term legal efforts in a federal appellate court to reverse Biden’s Pennyslvania victory with 20 electoral college votes, as part of a broader offer to withdraw Biden’s planned election victory in the election commission. College.
But the state’s proof of the referendums on Tuesday may have made this court battle even more difficult for the Republican president.
Native to Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden won the state with 50% of the vote, compared to Trump’s 48.8%.
Biden received 3,459,382 votes, while Trump received 3,378,362 votes, a difference of almost exactly 80,000 votes.
Nationwide, Biden is expected to get 306 voter votes – 36 more than it takes to win the presidency – compared to Trump’s 232 voter votes.
“Today @PAStateDept authenticated the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania to the President and Vice President of the United States, “Wolf wrote in his tweet.
“As required by federal law, I signed the certificate of voters Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
“Once again, I would like to thank those election officials who conducted fair and free elections during an incredibly challenging period in the history of our community and the country,” Wolf added in another tweet.
“Our election workers have been constantly attacked and accomplished with respect and dignity.”