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USPS Discovers 2,000 More Ballots And Are Being Rushed To Election Officials In NC Ahead Of Friday Deadline

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Postal Service rushes another 2,000 ballots to election officials in Penn., N. C. ahead of Friday deadline

The Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Charlotte ballots were part of more than 2,000 ballots discovered in dozens of postal facilities across the two states.

Postal workers found more than 1,000 ballots in Philadelphia facilities Thursday and 300 in Charlotte, as the Postal Service races to deliver uncounted votes to election officials before a Friday afternoon deadline, according to a filing in U.S. federal court posted just after midnight Friday.

The Postal Service has been ordered by U.S, District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to report on the results of twice-daily sweeps for election mail, with a particular emphasis on states that are still accepting ballots postmarked by Election Day. Pennsylvania and North Carolina have still not been called as they await additional ballots to be processed.

President Donald Trump narrowly leads Biden in Pennsylvania, but Biden is expected to overtake him once a large cache of mail-in votes is processed in Philadelphia. Still, 1,000 ballots discovered there, as well as an additional 300 in Pittsburgh, could be critical for the former vice president’s chances. Trump leads by about 77,000 votes in North Carolina.

The Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Charlotte ballots were part of more than 2,000 ballots discovered in dozens of postal facilities across the two states and expedited to election officials, pursuant to Sullivan’s court order.

Though North Carolina has long allowed for late-arriving ballots to be counted, as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day, Pennsylvania’s are still… (Read more)

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