Ann Weinstock, a Philadelphia resident, wears her “vote” facemask Nov. 3. She says that initially she supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but found it easy to support Joe Biden once he became the democratic nominee. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service A Trump supporter shows his support for his candidate in Chester, Pa. Nov. 3. Henry, who refused to share his last name, says he traveled to Pennsylvania to encourage more people to vote for the current president. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service J.D. Hall (left) and Celeste Tarbas (right) display a flag in support of Joe Biden Nov. 3. The two voted for the Democratic candidate earlier in the morning, before going to Philadelphia to try to see Biden. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Early exit polls Nov. 3 show a high turnout in many counties across Pennsylvania. A billboard on the highway reminds driver the time left to cast their ballot for the 2020 Election. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service The city of Philadelphia saw a very high turnout in many of its precincts Nov. 3. Many voters showed their enthusiasm for their chosen candidate throughout the day. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Gary Eichelger proudly displays his “Trump Train” hat outside a polling station in Philadelphia Nov. 3. He believes that Donald Trump will end up winning the state of Pennsylvania. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Glen Goldstein traveled from New York “to see if I can get any last-minute votes for Biden” in Philadelphia Nov. 3. He made Biden and Harris cutouts, then tied them to the roof of his car to bring them outside a polling station. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Michael Guinn is a judge of elections in one of the 700+ polling stations in Philadelphia Nov. 3. He says that he had this job since 1984 and saw a big turnout from the citizens of his precinct. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Marsi Edwards and her sons CJ and Trent pose outside the National Constitution Center Nov. 3. Edwards traveled from Florida to Philadelphia to show her children “the birthplace of democracy.” Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service John Pcsolar saw a light turnout at his polling station Nov. 3. By 4 PM, however, he said he total number of votes had already surpassed those casted in 2016. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service One of the many voters in the city of Philadelphia gets ready to vote Nov. 3. This precinct had a turnout of 77.7%, a higher rate than the previous election. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Italian journalist Fabio Russomando takes off his mask before going live Nov. 3. He is in Philadelphia to cover the 2020 Election for SkyTG24. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service Neil Praitt poses next to a map he created to assist voters Nov. 3. He says that he decided to become a judge of elections for his precinct after the 2016 Election. Photo by Matteo Venieri/BU News Service
By Matteo Venieri BU News Service
Pennsylvania has long been touted as one of the main battleground states of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and Philadelphia fully embraced that mantle Tuesday.
Ballots in the more blue-leaning parts of the city came in big numbers, providing Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a major boost in the fight for the state’s 20 electoral votes that could decide the race for the White House.
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