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▲ Some predict that Joe Biden has secured a victory in the U.S. presidential election. NYT Capture © aubreaknews
U.S. presidential election, Biden 'win' for sure... It's not about winning or losing Pennsylvania.
Regardless of whether Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins or loses in Pennsylvania, the biggest U.S. presidential election, he is expected to beat President Donald Trump.
According to the New York Times (NYT), Biden secured a total of 237 seats as of 5 a.m. on May 5 in Korean time.
Currently, a total of seven contending states have yet to be counted. As Biden leads in three of the states, he is expected to secure 270 seats, a majority of the electoral votes, even if he gives Pennsylvania (20 seats) to President Trump, the biggest winner of the U.S. presidential election and the largest number of electors in the remaining weeks of the vote.
Biden has 237 seats in the electoral college. Of the seven states that have not yet been counted, three have been ahead of Biden.
Biden leads Trump by 49.3 percent to 48.7 percent in Nevada, where 86 percent of the votes have been counted. Arizona also leads 51.0 percent to 47.6 percent. Michigan also leads Trump with 49.5 percent to 48.8 percent.
Biden is expected to secure 270 seats, with the exception of Pennsylvania. This means that the majority of the entire electoral college (538) has been secured, and even if Pennsylvania, a key match point, is given to President Trump, it will win.
Even in Pennsylvania, where 20 seats are up for grabs, Biden is likely to win. Pennsylvania, where 81 percent of the votes were counted as of this time, is ahead of President Trump by 53.2 percent to 45.5 percent. The previous day's margin had widened to 15 percent. However, postal votes are being counted to narrow the gap one after another.
The New York Times quoted the Pennsylvania State Department as saying Biden had an overwhelming lead of 78 percent to 21 percent in Pennsylvania's pre-voting, which has so far ended.
The New York Times said, "Pensilvenia still has a lot of pre-voting left, so it's very advantageous for the Democratic Party," adding, "It's highly likely that Biden will reverse President Trump."
Originally, Pennsylvania, where there were many workers, was at the heart of the "rust belt" and was a Democratic stronghold. President Trump was able to win the last presidential election by taking it here. At that time, President Trump pledged to revive the Rust Belt by bringing factories that have entered foreign countries back to Korea.
Experts agree that the reversal is possible enough because it is Pennsylvania, where there are many workers. If Biden secures Pennsylvania, Biden's electoral college will have 290 seats. This can be regarded as a victory that goes beyond a new victory.