PENNSYLVANIA TURNS RED FOR TRUMP
As Donald Trump rounded up states he was never expected to win, the nation’s eyes in many ways turned to Pennsylvania. As of 1:36 a.m., Trump won the state and, eventually, enough electoral college votes to declare himself President-elect. He topped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by slim margins in PA — just over 60,000 votes. Pennsylvania, part of what Democrats have called the “blue firewall,” was a crucial state for Trump’s hopes of a path to winning 270 electoral votes. The state also hasn’t voted in a Republican president in a general election since 1988 when George H.W. Bush won the state. Here’s more on Trump’s improbable win.
TOOMEY DEFEATS MCGINTY
Pat Toomey waited and waited to tell Pennsylvanians what he really thought about Donald Trump, and the choice paid off. The Republican incumbent was ahead of his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty 48.7 percent to 47.3 percent when the race was called by the Associated Press. His victory in this contentious, expensive race is of great importance for his party, which will hold onto a majority in the Senate.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM ELECTION DAY IN PHILLY
- Democrat Josh Shapiro will be PA’s new Attorney General
- Republican Martina White survives challenge for PA House
- ‘Poll Police’ spotted in West Philly, officials investigating
- GOP leader claims voter suppression
- Philly DA says the city saw no ‘apocalypse of zombies’
- The long lines of Election Day
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BILLY PENN LIKES
THE BEST PLACES TO GET BLACKOUT DRUNK IN PHILLY
Since 80 percent of Philadelphia voted for Hillary Clinton while the rest of the country shrugged, we’re guessing many people aren’t too happy with the possible result of this presidential election. And during times like these you’re perhaps going to want to drink heavy. So we present to you the best places to get blackout drunk in Philadelphia. Note: These aren’t necessarily the nicest bars. Not a chance. They just happen to be a place where you’ll want to drink and drink and drink.
THE MOST AWKWARD PHOTOS OF PENNSYLVANIA 2016
It’s always good to laugh and between dumpster fires, this campaign season gave us a chuckle or two. We decided to look back at 10 of the funniest pictures of candidates taken in and around Pennsylvania. Get ready for Tom Wolf jealously eating ice cream.