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Early voting in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested3,094,571

63%
25%
12%
DEMGOPOther

+883% from 2016

20162020
314,985
3,094,571

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned2,640,405

100%
Mail-in

+1,161% from 2016

20162020
209,431
2,640,405
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

Pennsylvania Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 186 Del.186 Delegates

Full Pennsylvania Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    79.3%

    1,264,624

    + 151 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    18%

    287,834

    + 35 Delegates

  • DEM

    Tulsi Gabbard

    2.7%

    43,050

Republican Primary/ 88 Del.88 Delegates

Full Pennsylvania Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    92.1%

    1,053,616

    + 34 Delegates

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    6.1%

    69,427

  • REP

    Rocky De La Fuente

    1.8%

    20,456

How Pennsylvania voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania with 49 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Hillary Clinton received 48 percent. Considered a battleground state, Pennsylvania nonetheless had backed Democratic presidential candidates every cycle beginning in 1992 before Trump narrowly won the state in 2016.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    48.6%

    2,970,733

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    47.9%

    2,926,441

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats40%Men: republicans57%
Women
Women: Democrats55%Women: republicans42%
White
White: Democrats40%White: republicans56%
Black
Black: Democrats92%Black: republicans7%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats74%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans22%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats46%College Graduate: republicans50%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats45%No College Degree: republicans52%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    52.1%

    2,990,274

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    46.7%

    2,680,434

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats48%Men: republicans51%
Women
Women: Democrats56%Women: republicans43%
White
White: Democrats42%White: republicans57%
Black
Black: Democrats93%Black: republicans6%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats80%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans18%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats41%College Graduate: republicans57%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats57%No College Degree: republicans42%

More to the story in Pennsylvania 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
215,929-1.27%
-5.33%
Pennsylvania Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)