Pa. officials urge patience with 50 percent of mail-in ballots counted

Pennsylvania officials urged patience at a press conference Wednesday morning as counties continued to tally mail-in ballots, saying again that they had expected for the count to be a slow process. 

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said he’s confident that all votes will be counted fully and accurately.

“I will do everything within my power to ensure that the results are fair and that every vote is counted. Pennsylvania will have a fair election,” he said, adding that it would be “free of outside influences. We all will vigorously defend against any attempt to attack that vote in Pennsylvania.”

Wolf added, “We may not know the results even today.” 

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said that they expect to receive 2.5 to 3 million mail-in ballots — 10 times the number of mail-in ballots cast in 2016. Only 50 percent have been counted as of Wednesday morning, she said, saying millions more were still left to be tallied.

Boockvar said to expect “a lot of updates” throughout the day.

Per: NBC

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