Biden has received 253 electoral votes — just 17 short of the 270 he needs to win. The eyes of the nation are now on Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina to determine who wins the election, CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe reports.
“For now, we really are focused primarily on Pennsylvania, which is expected to drop a bunch more votes later today. And we may get some sense of finality in Arizona depending on how many more come, and where exactly they come from,” O’Keefe said on “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”
Biden is leading in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. O’Keefe said the Biden campaign was proud of the fact “that at the end of the day, they had options.”
“They had several different ways to get to 270. For the president at this point, it all rests on Pennsylvania. That’s really only one option, and it doesn’t appear to be trending in his direction,” O’Keefe said.
– Twitter flags several Trump tweets as “disputed” and possibly “misleading”
Twitter flagged four tweets by President Trump shortly after they were posted on Saturday morning as “disputed” and possibly “misleading,” making it impossible to like or retweet the posts directly.
“Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process,” read a message posted on the four tweets.
Mr. Trump made several false claims about the election in his tweets, wrongly saying that “tens of thousands of votes were illegally received” after the deadline in Pennsylvania. This is false, as ballots received after polls closed on Election Day were able to be counted for three days afterwards as long as they were postmarked by November 3.
Mr. Trump also wrongly claimed in another tweet that was flagged by Twitter that legal observers were barred from watching the vote count, which is untrue. Mr. Trump’s own campaign lawyers acknowledged before a judge this week that election observers had been permitted inside the count rooms.
Mr. Trump’s tweets come after Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania expanded to nearly 30,000 votes.