Pennsylvania has been slated to become one of the key battleground states of the 2016 election. The Keystone State's prominence in this year's election has led some political experts to believe that it will mark the "tipping point" between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with the state potentially providing one candidate with her or his 270th electoral vote. With so much at stake, what's the best way to watch Pennsylvania's election results in real time? You won't want to miss any of this state's significant results, as it could help determine who declares victory and defeat on Nov. 9.
If you're local to Philadelphia, one option is to attend the election night watch party at the new City Diner — "a classic diner-slash-cocktail bar with some hip and modern twists," as The Inquirer described it. Hosted by Philadelphia 3.0., a nonprofit and PAC dedicated to bringing "new voices into the city’s political discussions," the event will be from 8 to 11 p.m. at the restaurant. The $5 cover charge will get you into the diner, as well as some light food from the bar. Not a bad deal for local Pennsylvanians trying to stay up to date on the minute-by-minute results of their state.
Not able to attend a watch party? There are still plenty of options for keeping up with the results. Local news stations like ABC27, an ABC affiliate for central Pennsylvania, have been reporting on the election and what it means for the Keystone State. These stations will likely be able to keep you apprised of what's happening in the state specifically.
If you're looking for broader coverage, turning to social media and the major cable news networks will be your best bet. Twitter is partnering with BuzzFeed to offer round-the-clock election night coverage through the social media site. And of course, the more traditional lines of media like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News will be discussing the results state by state as they come in.
Pennsylvania looks like it could be Clinton's to win. According to recent polling, the Democratic nominee leads Trump by a total of 7 points, and is in fact doing better in the state than she is nationally. This could certainly point to an important victory for the former secretary of state, should she need Pennsylvania to reach that magic 270.
Either way, Pennsylvania will be one to watch come election night.