Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot postmark problem, USPS says there’s room for error

30 Octobre, 2020, 09:22 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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This nearly guarantees a delayed result from those four states, but Wisconsin is confident it'll have everything set by the morning after the election, local election officials tell NBC News affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee.

In Pennsylvania, postage is prepaid on ballot envelopes to be returned by mail.

The settlement said if a mailed ballot were missing a postmark, election officials should presume it was mailed by November 3 unless evidence showed otherwise.

"Although we instruct our employees throughout the country to adhere to our ballot postmarking policy, such practice does deviate from normal procedures, since the primary goal of cancellation is to ensure that postage can not be reused, and some categories of postage are pre-canceled before they enter the mailstream", the spokesperson said.

Every U.S. state is receiving a boatload more mail-in ballots than it usually does during a typical election year, and four of them - Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin - won't even be able to open those ballots until Election Day.

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At least one swing state may be spared the political controversy of a late absentee ballot count seemingly changing its 2020 election results. However, as of Thursday, about 1 million mail-in ballots had not been returned, as reported by The Associated Press.

Experts have predicted turnout will easily surpass the 138 million who voted in the 2016 presidential election that Trump won.

But that may not be the end of the mail-in ballot court fight.

Despite the expected surge in mail-in ballot volume, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states where the ballot counting process, including pre-canvassing (sorting, verification and other processes that precede actually counting the vote) can not begin before Election Day.

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