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No one who lives here needed another reason to understand that Philadelphia is the best and most important city in the world. But we got one.
On Friday morning, after an election that lasted weeks and likely shaved years off our lives, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania, pushed over the top by mail ballots in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
“I’m proud to say that Philly showed up,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday from the city’s vote-counting operation at the Pa. Convention Center.
Securing the state’s electoral votes would put Biden over the required 270 needed to land the former VP as the 46th leader of the free world. Incumbent President Donald Trump continues to threaten legal action to dispute results across the nation, with a focus on Philly — though a federal court just tossed his campaign’s latest attempt.
So basically, Philadelphia is at the center of this everlasting election, ending what we’ve come to understand as the millionth hardship of 2020. Unsurprisingly, Philly Twitter has risen to the challenge of commemorating this important historic moment.
Consider this your time capsule from this historic election.