Pennsylvania is an extremely important state in determining the next President of the United States. In addition to the 2020 Presidential election, Pennsylvania’s general election will determine the winners of 18 US House seats and numerous state-level posts. The PA general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Before that, of course, the actual Presidential race has to be determined. On the Republican side, most election betting odds indicate that President Donald Trump will easily win the GOP nod. Before Biden became the presumptive nominee, the PA Democratic primary was thought to be hotly contested. However, because the state’s primary elections were moved from Tuesday, April 28, 2020, to June 2 due to COVID-19, Biden was a foregone conclusion and won easily.
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Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
**Odds pulled from Bovada Sportsbook.
Donald Trump won a surprise victory in PA in 2016, winning 56 of the state’s 67 counties and defeating Hillary Clinton 48.18% to 47.46%. Most analysts were not expecting this result, and given the margin of victory, the Democrats and Republicans both believe they can take the state in 2020. Expect Pennsylvania to be one of the biggest battlegrounds in the entire election cycle.
On the DNC odds boards, the Democratic primary front-runner was Elizabeth Warren early on. However, by the time PA’s primaries rolled around in early June, Joe Biden was the last man (or woman) standing. As a result, he won Pennsylvania easily:
Right now, Donald Trump is the overwhelming favorite to stay atop the 2020 GOP primary odds and win the party nomination nationwide. Trump doesn’t have any credible challengers, though that could change if the ever-popular Trump impeachment odds keep going up. However, for the June 2 GOP primary in PA, Trump won bigly, taking 93.2% of the vote compared to Bill Weld’s 5.2% and Rocky De La Fuente’s 1.6%.
Though the local government in Pennsylvania is largely Republican-led, the state has gone Democrat in seven out of eight of the last Presidential elections. Additionally, the PA governorship is Democrat-controlled, and the state is split almost 50-50 in its support for Trump (per the last election’s results).
With 20 electoral college votes at stake, PA could be the most meaningful swing state in 2020, and voters there will play a big part for whichever party wins the general election. If you want to bet on the 2020 PA Presidential election, you can do so right now at any of the best online sportsbooks for election betting.