EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn't called Pennsylvania


November 6, 2020


A close margin and a large number of outstanding votes are what's making the Pennsylvania contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden too early to call.

The Democrat opened a lead of about 6,000 votes Friday morning over Trump, of more than 6.5 million votes cast — a lead of less than 0.1%. State law dictates that a recount must be held if the margin between the two candidates is less than 0.5%. There are tens of thousands of votes left to count.

Pennsylvania is among a handful of battleground states Trump and Biden are narrowly contesting as they se...

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