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Joe Biden. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Joe Biden has won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, AP projects

Why it matters: The massive victory pushes Biden over the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the presidency.

The big picture: With Pennsylvania in hand, Biden no longer needs to win outstanding swing states like Nevada, Georgia or Arizona — a state that has been declared for Biden by the AP and Fox News, but which the Trump campaign and other networks insist is still too close to call.

  • Pennsylvania has been at the center of attention this election due to its significant number of mail-in ballots, which officials were not allowed to start counting until Election Day. Trump won the state by less than a point in 2016.
  • On Wednesday morning, Trump had a lead of over 11% in Pennsylvania thanks to the strong turnout of his supporters during in-person voting. Over the next 36 hours, that lead narrowed bit by bit, as mail-in ballots overwhelmingly favoring Biden continued to be reported.

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Progressives shift focus from Biden's Cabinet to his policy agenda

Joe Biden giving remarks in Wilmington, Del., last month. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Some progressives tell Axios they believe the window for influencing President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet selections has closed, and they’re shifting focus to policy — hoping to shape Biden's agenda even before he’s sworn in.

Why it matters: The left wing of the party often draws attention for its protests, petitions and tweets, but this deliberate move reflects a determination to move beyond some fights they won't win to engage with Biden strategically, and over the long term.

Kellyanne Conway: It "looks like" Biden, Harris will prevail

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Kellyanne Conway, a former counselor to President Trump, said “it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail” in an interview with The 19th that aired on Friday.

Why it matters: Trump and his inner circle have so far refused to publicly acknowledge President-elect Biden won the election. Instead, they've attempted to paint the election process as fraudulent, despite states' certification of Biden's win and a lack of evidence supporting their claims.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
9 hours ago - Technology

TikTok gets more time (again)

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The White House is again giving TikTok's Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.

The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

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