There is no path to victory for the Democrats that doesn’t include PA, is there? When was the last time a Democrat lost Pennsylvania but still won the Presidency? Was it Buchanan in ‘56 - 1856, that is?
I think it was 1948 - Truman over Dewey.
Answer to my own question...
1948 - Dewey
From 1860 to 1932 PA voted GOP every year except 1912 when it went for Teddy Roosevelt (P) rather than Taft (R) or Wilson (D).
* note I confused myself on Buchanan, of course he won in 1856 and being from PA of course he won his own state. Only Al Gore could lose his own state LOL...
No, I am pretty sure Pennsylvania voted for Buchanan. He is the only President to hail from the state.