PA Secretary of State: "Anything that arrived yesterday— doesn’t matter whether it’s post marked or not— anything that arrived yesterday is a valid vote." pic.twitter.com/27ZOGkOlxZ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 4, 2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said at a press conference Wednesday that the state has counted nearly 50% of its mail-in ballots, with millions more to go.
Upwards of 3 million mail-in absentee ballots were cast in the Keystone State – a 10-fold increase over previous elections, according to Boockvar. “Really could not have gone more smoothly in the middle of a pandemic,” she said. “We’re exactly where we said we would be.”
“We are going to accurately count every single ballot,” Boockvar said, noting that military and overseas ballots are still left to be counted.
In September, the state’s supreme court granted a three-day extension period after Election Day for mail-in ballots to be returned. The Pennsylvania Department of State told counties last week to segregate but count ballots received after Election Day, meaning any ballots received during the extension period will be put aside.
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