Kamala Harris makes history by becoming the first Black woman to be elected VP
by PublicSource staff
11:30 a.m., Nov.7: Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in the race for president of United States after The Associated calls Pennsylvania for Biden. Kamala Harris becomes the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent elected as vice president.
Allegheny County’s latest tally played a pivotal role in Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college votes going for Biden. In its latest update the county reported adding 7,253 votes cast to its total, bringing the number to 702,315, of which 5,184 votes went for Biden and 1,893 votes for Trump.
Below: the vote count that caused the AP and the networks to declare Joe Biden the winner. And here’s our tic-toc of Pittsburgh-area election news since Nov. 3:https://t.co/BxpP9YD7Nrpic.twitter.com/JQrx3LJFYZ
— PublicSource (@PublicSourcePA) November 7, 2020
Allegheny County update, 10:40 p.m., Nov. 6: As the ballot count continues in Pennsylvania, with a growing Biden’s lead over Trump, Biden won 2,436 votes, compared to 733 for Trump, out of the most recent batch tallied in Allegheny County. About an hour earlier, the county reported the results of a batch in which Biden won 7,300 votes, compared to 1,875 won by Trump. That batch included the remainder of military and overseas ballots and some voters whose initial ballots were incorrectly sent, the county reported.
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