Pa. Secy of State says it will be a matter of days before votes counted


FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, file photo, mail-in ballots for the 2020 General Election in the United States are seen after being sorted at the Chester County Voter Services office, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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UPDATED 9:02 AM PT – Monday, November 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said she believes it will be a “matter of days” before all votes in the state are counted.

In an interview Sunday, she said 2.4 million Pennsylvania residents have already voted by mail. Boockvar also added, she believes there will be ten times as many mail-in ballots this year as in 2016.

The Secretary of State noted, for administrative purposes, ballots received after Election Day yet before Friday will be separated from the other ballots, but will be counted.

Pennsylvania state law allows for ballots to be counted as long as they are postmarked on Tuesday and received by Friday.

Republicans have challenged this in the Supreme Court, but the high court decided not to rule on the challenge before the election.

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