The mayor of Philadelphia is claiming that there are so many mail-in votes that it will take a few days to count them, which means the winner of Pennsylvania will potentially hang in the balance until they’re finished:
NY POST – Philadelphia’s mayor warned that election workers won’t start counting mail-in ballots until Election Day — and will take “several days” to tally results — adding a critical wrinkle to the election in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to a report.
In an open letter to Philadelphia residents, Mayor Jim Kenney urged patience, WCAU reported Monday.
“After the polls close, and in the ensuing days, we will continue to need your patience,” reads the letter signed by Kenney and Lisa Deeley, the chairwoman of the Philadelphia City Commissioners.
“Never in the history of this city have so many people voted by mail. By law, staffers are not allowed to start opening and counting these ballots until Election Day itself,” it continued. “That means getting a tally of mail-in ballots will easily take several days. This may determine the outcome in Philadelphia, and in the Commonwealth as a whole. So, again, please be patient.”
Philadelphia election officials said they have received more than 400,000 absentee and mail-in ballots.
The DOJ said they are going to Philadelphia county so I hope they are monitoring this process because that’s a lot of mail-in ballots and there is a big concern for voter fraud here.