There is no longer any question that Joe Biden will win Pennsylvania – and it won’t be all that close. It’s not clear why the media is still waiting to call the state for Biden, but once it does, he’ll be over 270 electoral votes and he’ll be declared the winner of the presidency.
Donald Trump seems to know it’s coming soon. He just tweeted this: “Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also.” This is utterly surreal, considering Trump has made that claim several times over the past few days, only to be laughed at because he wasn’t even ahead at the time.
If Biden were to claim victory at this point, he’d be doing it based on the fact that he’s clearly going to win. Yet Biden is still waiting for the media outlets to make the call, rather than claiming victory unilaterally, out of respect for the process.
Trump also tweeted “Legal proceedings are just now beginning!” It’s a reminder that Trump has reached the magic rescue fantasy stage of his downfall; his legal claims keep getting laughed out of court because the claims he’s filing are absurd beyond words.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report