President Trump has changed the contours of the electoral map, but not all of the alterations are helpful to Republicans.
Four years after Trump seized the White House in a self-described “landslide” of 304 electoral votes, he’s likely moving out of the executive compound on Jan. 20.
Pending Trump campaign lawsuits filed in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania over issues ranging from extended voter deadlines to transparency while ballots were counted, Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect. Though a hand recount is already underway in Georgia, Biden is projected to be awarded 306 votes when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14, well over the 270 threshold required to become the next commander in chief.
Biden’s presumptive victory comes after he reconstructed the segment of the so-called “blue wall” that runs through Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He won Michigan by almost 3 percentage points, but clinched Pennsylvania by a single point and Wisconsin by less than