Lehigh County executive describes 2020 election as “on steroids”

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Lehigh County executive describes 2020 election as “on steroids”

By Haley O’Brien

November 3, 2020

Please be patient: We most likely won’t know the results of the Nov. 3 election in Pa. and across the country for several days. Find out more about how WLVR News will cover election night and after.

Lehigh County Government Center. Photo | Haley O’Brien / WLVR

Pennsylvania had to wait until 7 a.m. on Election Day to start counting early votes and mail-in ballots.

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Employees have been working since then to canvass over 90,000 mail-in ballots in the ballot counting room at the Lehigh County Government Center.

County Executive Phillip Armstrong described it as an election on steroids, with an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots to count in the middle of a pandemic, and a divided country. 

In Lehigh County, it’s all hands on deck to ensure the count is done fairly and quickly. As of 6 p.m., just over 11,000 ballots had been counted.

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