How Mail-In Ballots Can Delay Election Results

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/28/us/politics/vote-count-how-long.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

From the Washington Post

By Derek Hawkins and Jacob BogageOct. 28, 2020 at 7:44 p.m. EDTAdd to list

Amid a record surge in early voting, millions of mail ballots remained unreturned Wednesday, prompting a flurry of warnings from election officials that ballots sent via the U.S. Postal Service at this point may not arrive in time to be counted.

With Election Day less than a week away, more than 42 million out of the 92 million mail ballots requested by voters nationally had not yet been returned as of Wednesday afternoon, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project, a nonpartisan site tracking early voting.

In the 20 states where party affiliation data was available, more than 11 million of the outstanding ballots had been requested by Democrats, nearly 8 million by Republicans and about 10 million by unaffiliated voters, according to the Elections Project.

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From the New York Times

Trailing in Pennsylvania, the Trump camp tries to make it harder to cast a vote.

President Trump’s campaign is pursuing a three-pronged strategy in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania that would effectively suppress mail-in votes there by tightening the counting time available for absentee votes, limiting the number of late mail-in ballots that can be accepted and intimidating people who are trying to vote early.

The state is one of a handful that by law prevent mail-in votes from counted until Election Day. In Pennsylvania and other swing states, these ballots are expected to skew heavily toward Democrats.

In an effort to accommodate a pandemic-driven avalanche of absentee ballots, Pennsylvania, like many other states, has tried to relax some rules, like the one that requires all votes to be counted within six days after Election Day, by extending the period to nine days. But the Trump campaign has leaned on Republican allies in the legislature to prevent any changes.

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From the Washington Post

By Derek Hawkins and Jacob BogageOct. 28, 2020 at 7:44 p.m. EDTAdd to list

Amid a record surge in early voting, millions of mail ballots remained unreturned Wednesday, prompting a flurry of warnings from election officials that ballots sent via the U.S. Postal Service at this point may not arrive in time to be counted.

With Election Day less than a week away, more than 42 million out of the 92 million mail ballots requested by voters nationally had not yet been returned as of Wednesday afternoon, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project, a nonpartisan site tracking early voting.

In the 20 states where party affiliation data was available, more than 11 million of the outstanding ballots had been requested by Democrats, nearly 8 million by Republicans and about 10 million by unaffiliated voters, according to the Elections Project.

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/28/us/politics/vote-count-how-long.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/28/mail-ballots-postal-service/

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