Philadelphia Inquirer: Guess who helped Biden get that Pa. win?
By Maria Panaritis
November 7, 2020Inquirer: Guess who helped Biden get that Pa. win? Suburban stepchildren named Delco and Montco
Suburban stepchildren named Delco and MontcoI should have brought my kids' karaoke microphone to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday. It would have come in handy as the DJ stoked dancing Democrats on one side of a police line separating them from Trumpistas protesting the counting of mail-in ballots inside.
Days after the election had ended but with votes still being tabulated, the Philadelphia crowd of Democrats at 12th and Arch Streets was understandably excited that Joe Biden was enjoying a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. Mail ballots from the overwhelmingly liberal city had pushed Biden ahead of Trump, but with a margin too slim to call it a win just yet. That would come on SaturdayStill, the DJ was quick to congratulate Philly for sending Biden to the White House. She thanked Philly and even other states for making it happen. But this wasn’t the whole story. A whole lot of outside-of-Philly muscle pulled out crazy numbers for Biden, without which there’d have been no Biden taking the lead in Pennsylvania on Friday.