Biden Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon Says They Can Still Beat Trump Without Pennsylvania And Florida

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Joe Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon reportedly claimed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden could lose two crucial swing states — Florida and Pennsylvania — and still win the election against President Donald Trump.

Dillon made the comments during a briefing on the phone with reporters on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

“Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon: ‘We continue to have multiple pathways to 270 electoral votes’ says they can win 270 even without PA and FL,” tweeted Time reporter Charlotte Alter. “Jen O’Malley Dillon: ‘Pennsylvania and Florida “are requirements for DT to get to 270, they are not requirements for Joe Biden to get to 270, because we have so many pathways.'”

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Debenedetti reported that Dillon also said, “all it would take is (AZ or NC)+WI+MI. PA/FL ‘are requirements for Donald Trump to get to 270. They are not requirements for Joe Biden to get to 270.'”

Both Florida and Pennsylvania are crucial swing states for Trump to win 270 electoral votes to be reelected. According to Real Clear Politics polling average, Biden has a slight lead in both states on Election Day. (RELATED: Brit Hume: GOP Keeping Senate Would Be ‘The Best Thing That Could Happen’ To Biden If He Wins)

The former vice president leads Trump by 1.2% in Pennsylvania and in Flordia by 0.9%, according to the averages.