Kornacki Breaks Down Joe Biden's Potential Paths To 270 Electoral Votes
Steve Kornacki heads to the big board to break down all the different ways to 270 electoral votes for Biden. Aired on 05/22/2020.
NBC's Steve Kornacki breaks down Joe Biden's running mate shortlist at the Big Board. Aired on 05/26/2020. In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, three states Republican's hadn't won in years. While many believe Democratic nominee Joe Biden's likeliest win would come from taking back the midwest, Chris Cillizza explains why that conventional wisdom may not be Biden's best bet. Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has sparked backlash from the black community for appearing to suggest they aren't black if they choose to vote for President Trump. One America's Emily Finn breaks down some reactions among the African American community. Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver CeeDee Lamb joins SportsCenter and breaks down his top plays of 2019 ahead of the 2020 NFL draft.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATIONAL NUMBERS IN KEY BATTLEGROUNDS. >> YOU SHOWED THE FOX POLL THAT HAD BIDEN UP BY 8. TAKE THAT FOX POLL AND EVERY OTHER POLL NATIONALLY AND AVERAGE THEM TOGETHER, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. BIDEN LEADS IN THE AVERAGE OF POLLS, FIVE AND A HALF POINT MARGIN FOR HIM NATIONALLY. AS WE WERE REMINDED IN 2016, IT ISN’T A NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE ELECTION, IT IS BATTLEGROUND STATE, WHO CAN GET TO 270. LOOK AT THE SIX PREMIER BATTLEGROUND STATES, WHAT POLLING LOOKS LIKE THERE. THESE ARE THE POLLING AVERAGES FROM SIX STATES. YOU REMEMBER IN 2016 EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE STATES IN ’16 WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP. SOME WERE VERY CLOSE, BUT HE WENT 6 FOR 6. IT WAS CRITICAL FOR HIM GETTING TO 270. NOW IN THE AVERAGE, FIVE STATES ARE IN THE AVERAGE, BIDEN LEADS. TRUMP WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE, BUT BIDEN AHEAD. THE ONLY ONE HERE, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE TRUMP LEADS BY A POINT IN THE AVERAGE OF POLLS. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN TERMS OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE. THESE STATES HERE AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE BATTLEGROUND MAP, ROAD TO 270 MAP, THIS IS WHERE WE LANDED IN 2016. TRUMP WITH 306. WHAT YOU SAW THERE, THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE, PENNSYLVANIA. IF BIDEN PICKED UP PENNSYLVANIA. ANOTHER BIG ADVANTAGE RELATIVE TO OTHERS, IN MICHIGAN FOR BIDEN. GETTING THOSE TWO. IF HE PICKED OFF PENNSYLVANIA AND MICHIGAN, THAT WOULD PUT HIM ON THE CUSP. HE WOULD BE AT 268. REMEMBER, OTHER STATES, THERE WERE SIX. WISCONSIN, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA. IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, IF HE CAN GET PENNSYLVANIA AND MICHIGAN OR STRONGEST POLLING IN THOSE BATTLEGROUNDS, PICK UP ONE MORE, HE CROSSES 270. WISCONSIN WOULD DO IT. PICK UP THOSE THREE. BUT IF HE DOESN’T, SAY TRUMP HOLDS ON, HOW ABOUT ARIZONA. YOU SAW IT THERE. POLLING IN ARIZONA IS ENCOURAGING FOR DEMOCRATS, TOO. A LOT OF POTENTIAL PATHS FOR BIDEN IS WHAT IT IS SUGGESTING.