Pennsylvania: the Key Battleground


Pennsylvania (PA) is the tipping point: I read that if Biden wins PA, he has 90+% chance of winning the presidency. If he loses PA he has a less than 50% chance.

Both sides now see Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral college votes, as a must-win prize on the path to the 270 needed to win the White House, according to Democratic and Republican strategists. They also increasingly view the battle for those votes as one that could well continue beyond Election Day — with a growing list of balloting disputes and lawsuits setting the stage…”

There are about 9000 polling precincts in PA. The PA Poll Observer team plans to put 2 poll observers in each polling station: one inside the station and one outside. NY residents are allowed to be outside, but not inside, poll observers.

Together with 790 other volunteers I attended a 2.5 h training session earlier today. It was excellent. If you don’t mind the grueling Nov. 3rd hours (6:30 AM to 8:30 PM) and being exposed outside for the day, I think this is probably the most productive volunteer work you can possibly do for this election.

“Trump can continue making a fool of himself, and Biden could win all of the swing states on Election Day; but we still can’t rest easy until January 20. Yet the bigger the win, the less likely it is to be overturned. I sure wish this were all safely in the history books instead of unfolding insanely day by day.” ROBERT KUTTNER Follow Robert Kuttner on Twitter Robert Kuttner’s latest book is  The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy.

To be a PA election observer use this link: https://www.mobilize.us/pavotepro/event/319170/

Also sign-up here: https://go.joebiden.com/page/s/voter-protection


About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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2 Responses to Pennsylvania: the Key Battleground

  1. Francesca Rheannon says:

    You might want to correct us to know that people don’t have to sign up for a full day shift. They can sign up for a morning shift starting at 6:30 AM or the afternoon shift starting at 1:30.

    On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 8:11 PM Resist and Replace wrote:

    > D. Posnett MD posted: ” Pennsylvania (PA) is the tipping point: I read > that if Biden wins PA, he has 90+% chance of winning the presidency. If he > loses PA he has a less than 50% chance.”Both sides now see Pennsylvania, > with 20 electoral college votes, as a must-win prize on th” >

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