With Pennsylvania declaring Joe Biden the winner of its 20 electoral votes, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. Biden currently stands with 290 electoral votes compared to Donald Trump’s 214.
North Carolina and George are still too close to call. Even if the two states swing in Trump’s direction (North Carolina might, Georgia probably will not) Trump would gain only 31 electoral votes. That would put him at 245 electoral votes, far below the 275 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
How Donald Trump could still win
For Donald Trump to win at this point, he would need to retroactively expel California from the union. This would remove California’s 55 electoral votes from the board. It would also make the Biden-Harris ticket invalid. Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris is a California resident. Removing California from the country would retroactively make her a non-citizen at the time of the election, making the Biden-Harris ticket invalid at election time.
You have to be a U.S. citizen to run for elected office.
Personally, I think this is Trump’s best course of action if he wants to dispute the election, sell the state of California to Mexico and backdate the receipt to the day before the Bidden campaign added Harris to the ticket.
Who knew Joe Biden had such a profound way with words?
President-Elect Biden gave a speech last night, and it was quite moving. At times it made my sessional allergies act up. My favorite part is where he said:
“Folks, I’m a proud Democrat. I will govern as an American president. I’ll work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as those who did.”
Speaking as an American and not a Republican or a Democrat, this resonated deeply with me. Although I voted for Joe Biden, I want him to represent all Americans, not just those of us who voted for him.
As of this morning, Joe Biden has received 75,198,127 votes. Donald Trump has received 70,804,457 votes. If we were a true democracy and not a constitutional republic, Biden would govern with only the 75 million in mind. From what I heard in his speech last night, he’s not going to do that. Good.
Unlike the two people in the photo at the very top, I care about the feelings of Trump voters. They’re my fellow Americans.
Here is the full victory speech from last night: