Pa. Secy of State says it will be a matter of days before votes counted
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.
PA-Hand-deliver your mail or absentee ballot to a county election office or dropbox or satellite location today – DO NOT WAIT! Hand-delivered ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on November 3. Find where you can return your mail ballot at: https://t.co/GHp1TNBrXo
— Kathy Boockvar (@KathyBoockvar) November 2, 2020
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.