Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Joe Biden’s projected win in his native state of Pennsylvania put him past the 270 total electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Before Trump’s 2016 win, the state voted for Democrats in six consecutive presidential elections. The Keystone State was the fourth closest state in the 2016 presidential election. Follow live coverage

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COUNTIES TO WATCH

Philadelphia
A solid Democratic bastion, Hillary Clinton won fewer votes in the city of Philadelphia than Barack Obama did in 2012, despite a growing population. Whether Joe Biden will land closer to Obama or Clinton could tell the story of how Pennsylvania goes.
Bucks County
Of the suburban Philadelphia counties, Bucks is the most competitive. In 2016, Hillary Clinton carried it by less than a percentage point, after Barack Obama won it by about 2 points in 2012.
Luzerne County
Luzerne County exemplifies the dramatic shift in Northeastern Pennsylvania that the 2016 election brought. After breaking for the Democrats throughout the Bush and Obama years, Donald Trump carried the county by nearly 20 points.
Erie County
An Obama-Trump county in the northwest corner of the state, it hasn't had the economic growth or revitalization that has come to the state's urban centers. Trump narrowly carried the county, while Obama enjoyed double-digit margins there in both of his runs for the presidency.
Beaver County
In the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Beaver County has broken Republican in the last few presidential elections but Trump's support here was lower than in its neighboring suburban counties.

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PAST RESULTS

2016 Pennsylvania president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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48.6%
2,970,733
Clinton
47.9%
2,926,441
Johnson
2.4%
146,715
Stein
0.8%
49,941
2018 Pennsylvania senate
Candidate%Votes
Casey
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55.7%
2,792,437
Barletta
42.6%
2,134,848
2018 Pennsylvania governor
Candidate%Votes
Wolf
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57.8%
2,895,662
Wagner
40.7%
2,039,899
2018 Pennsylvania house
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DEMOGRAPHICS

Pennsylvania population estimate (2019): 12.8 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

Pennsylvania
US
White
81% PA
73% US
Black or African American
11% PA
13% US
Hispanic or Latino
7% PA
18% US
Asian
3% PA
5% US
Other
2% PA
5% US
Native American
<1% PA
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% PA
<1% US

INCOME

Pennsylvania
US
Household median income
$59,445 PA
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
7.3% PA
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
12% PA
14% US

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
31% PA
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.