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NBC, CNN, AP call presidential race for Biden; Trump keeps fighting


(The Center Square) – NBC News, CNN, The Associated Press and other national news outlets called the presidential race Saturday for Democrat Joe Biden, the first major news outlets to do so.

Both TV news broadcasters and the AP on Saturday gave Biden the win in Pennsylvania, where the former vice president was born. Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college votes would give Biden 273 in total by their unofficial counts – 270 are needed to win the presidency.

Biden has not yet declared victory and President Donald Trump has not conceded. Trump’s campaign was scheduled to hold a news conference late this morning in Philadelphia, where he has claimed voter fraud.

With 98 percent of the vote counted in Pennsylvania, Biden has received 3,345,724 to Trump’s 3,311,310, a 49.6 to 49.1 percent advantage.

Trump is mounting a number of legal challenges in key battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Nevada and Michigan.

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square
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