How a Pennsylvania law could delay presidential election results for days or even weeks
Added 09-18-20 03:11:01am EST - “If Pennsylvania has a repeat performance of its primary, America is in trouble. Election results in Pennsylvania's June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. But state officials told Yahoo News they're confident that results won't…” - News.yahoo.com
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Election results in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. And because it is such a crucial swing state, a similar delay in the Nov. 3 election could end up leaving the country unsure of who the next president will be long after Election Day.
But state officials told Yahoo News they’re confident that results won’t take as long to be announced in the fall election.
“That’s not going to happen,” said Wanda Murren, a spokesperson for the secretary of state’s office.
Murren said the biggest reason for delays during the primary was the consolidation of polling places. Because of COVID-19 and a shortage of poll workers, Philadelphia reduced what are normally more than 800 voting locations in the city to just under 200.
For the Nov. 3 election, Murren said, the city plans to have around its usual number of polling places for in-person voting.
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@vicious696 We won't know the results of the election on the 4th. It'll be days, likely weeks before we really know.
Every time I start to get excited about a potential big win for dems on election day I remember we might be waiting… https://t.co/5hRj53YscU
@SharylAttkisson Early voting is ok, but results of the election should be known o. Election Day, not days or weeks later.
RT @AAASEPICenter: Scientists say it may be days or weeks before we know the results of the election. Review the research on #vote by mail.…