EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden
Lehigh County workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Source: Mary Altaffer)

(AP) - The Associated Press declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST.  

The AP called the race for Biden, who held a 34,243-vote lead after it determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow Trump to catch up.

Biden held a .51 percentage point margin over Trump late Saturday morning.

Under Pennsylvania law, a recount is automatic when the margin between two candidates in a statewide race is less than 0.5 percentage points.

Biden’s lead over Trump was on track to stay outside of that margin. The AP called the race for Biden after it determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow Trump to catch up.

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