Things Moving Fast: Here’s Where Ballot-Counting Stands In The Key States

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 04: Election workers count ballots on November 04, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With no winner declared in the presidential election last night, all eyes are on the outco... PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 04: Election workers count ballots on November 04, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With no winner declared in the presidential election last night, all eyes are on the outcome in a few remaining swing states to determine whether Donald Trump will get another four years or if Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States. The counting of ballots in Pennsylvania continued through the night with no winner yet announced. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 4, 2020 12:41 p.m.

With votes still being tallied in several key battleground states, top elections officials told the public Wednesday morning that results in several of them could roll in within a day or two.

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe said in an interview Wednesday that “all of the ballots have indeed been counted.”

“We’re not seeing that there’s any counties that haven’t posted their results on their websites,” she added.

But, she said, the state is “triple checking” the results.

Michigan

Michigan Secretary of State Joceyln Benson said on a media call that an unofficial tabulation of the state’s vote could come within 24 hours.

The state had just over 100,000 ballots left, she estimated.

Later Wednesday, in an interview on CNN, Benson said “we will have a significant if not full update by the end of today. That’s our hope.”

“A lot of things can still happen because, again, we’re being methodical,” Benson added. “And if we have to go into tomorrow, we will. But our hope is, and we’ve said this consistently since this morning, that we can get through the vast majority of counts and jurisdictions by the end of today.”

Georgia

In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he’d reminded counties “to get all of our results counted today.”

“We’re pushing really hard for that,” he added. Raffensperger said there were about 200,000 ballots left to be counted, a mix of absentee ballots and 40,000 to 50,000 early votes.

Even if every single ballot hadn’t been tallied by the end of Wednesday, he said, it was possible that a given candidate would have a wide enough lead that the the count would be fairly conclusive.

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said Wednesday morning that the counting had been “incredibly smooth” and that the state was was “approaching 50 percent” of mail-in votes being counted.

Boockvar did not offer a timeline for completing the tabulation.

Kate Riga, Tierney Sneed, and Josh Kovensky contributed reporting.

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