Can Trump win a state where GOP presidential candidates hopes normally die?
For years Republicans thought they could win the Keystone State, only to watch their votes end up electing a Democratic president. Tonight Donald Trump wants to be the first GOP nominee win the state puts him in the White House in recent years.
In 2016, Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes, which is 3.7 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs and 7.4 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the general election.
Between 1900 and 2012, Pennsylvania cast votes for the winning presidential candidate 75.59 percent of the time. In that same time frame, Pennsylvania supported Republican candidates for president more often than Democratic candidates, 51.72 to 44.83 percent. The state, however, favored Democrats in every presidential election between 2000 and 2012.
Presidential primary elections in Pennsylvania took place on April 26, 2016. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary with 55.6 percent of the vote. Donald Trump won the Republican primary with 56.6 percent.
Some content used in this story came from Ballotpedia and the video comes WTXF in Philadelphia.