“Biden’s political destiny runs through Pennsylvania and its 20 Electoral College votes. In 2016, the state delivered Trump’s presidential victory, with the northeast’s anthracite coal region fueling his winning margin. Biden, then vice president, understood the Democrats’ disadvantage when viewing footage of a Trump rally in Wilkes-Barre. “Son of a gun. We may lose this election,” Biden recounted to the Los Angeles Times. Trump won by some 44,000 votes.”  Charles F. McElwee, “Biden’s Key:  Pennsylvania,” City Journal, 5/2/2019.


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