Pa.’s top election official says over 150,000 ballots remain before presidential race winner determined

Written by on November 6, 2020

Pa.’s top election official says over 150,000 ballots remain before presidential race winner determined

Counties had 175,880 mailed ballots left to count late Thursday, but had yet to begin sorting out late-arriving, provisional and military ballots.

By Genesis Ortega

November 6, 2020

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pennsylvania election officials mailed out 1.8 million ballots but counted votes from more than 2.5 mailed ballots. The false statistic combines data from Pennsylvania’s June primary election, in which 1.8 million voters requested vote-by-mail ballots, and data from the general election, in which voters mailed back more than 2.6 million ballots that were counted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania’s top election official says there are still over 150,000 ballots remaining as of this morning to be counted before a winner can be determined in the presidential race. 

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar says counties have already tallied most of the votes. 

“What I’ve said all along is that the overwhelming majority of ballots will be counted by Friday. I still think that we’re ahead of schedule.”

Boockvar says many provisional ballots have not yet been counted – and military and overseas ballots will not be counted until next Tuesday. 

“It’s very close in Pa., there’s no question. And so that means it’s going to take longer to see who the winner is.” 

State election officials have until November 23 to certify the election.

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