Lehigh, Northampton counties certify election results

Written by on November 24, 2020

Lehigh, Northampton counties certify election results

By Ben Stemrich 

November 24, 2020

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Lehigh and Northampton counties both certified their election results Monday, meeting the state deadline to do so.

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Lehigh County certified its results, but with two different totals. County Executive Phil Armstrong said the first was the total number of votes.

“The second one was because of the court case; the total amount of votes up to 8 p.m. on election night. So, that way both sets of votes have now been counted, certified and will be sent to the state,” said Armstrong. 

The difference was 386 ballots and the subject of pending litigation from the Trump campaign. 

Northampton County also certified its results. County Executive Lamont McClure says election fairness and safety was paramount.

“We had three shifts of 24 people opening, flattening, and scanning the ballots. So you need more money, more people, and you need a highly motivated, highly competent, trained staff. And you can have a safe and secure and efficient election,” he said.

McClure says the county allocated an extra $700,000 for that process to help make sure things went smoothly. 

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