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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:59 PM

when mail in votes are counted.

interesting article :


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/09/05/election-2020-battleground-states-heres-how-theyll-count-mail-in-ballots/

only a few states amongst those that matters will be counting mail in votes on election day. Others such as Florida ,Texas, North Carolina will do so ahead of time.

Some of these battleground states are actually considering early counting :




https://www.pewtrusts.org/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2020/08/28/fearing-delays-and-chaos-swing-states-weigh-early-counting-of-mail-in-ballots



the whole Trump scheme will fail spectacularly .

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drray23 Sep 2020 OP
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #1
Joinfortmill Sep 2020 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #3
Brother Buzz Sep 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #7
drray23 Sep 2020 #8
tblue37 Sep 2020 #4
Baked Potato Sep 2020 #5
crickets Sep 2020 #9

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:33 PM

1. Yes it will..thx for posting.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:37 PM

2. Thank you

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:50 PM

3. I find it encouraging that most states count prior.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:17 AM

6. I believe the mail-in ballots are processed and validated, BUT not tabulated...

and they are loaded into the tabulators, but the machines are NOT turned on until the polls close. At least that is my understanding.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:57 AM

7. It's going to depend on the state.

For example, I just looked that up for my state, New Mexico, and I found this on the Santa Fe New Mexican website:

Question: When will clerks start processing ballots?

Answer: Counties that send fewer than 10,000 absentee ballots by mail can begin processing them four days before Election Day. Counties that send more than 10,000 ballots can start processing 14 days before the election.


I hope more states have similar policies. A populous state with millions of absentee ballots will take weeks to count them if they wait until the close of polls on November 3.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:10 PM

8. Some states do it that way, some others count ahead. The attached article describes that.

It varies depending on the states. Some count early but do not divulge the results until poll closing. Some as you say, just preprocess the ballots (open envelopes, check that they are valid, etc..) .

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:52 PM

4. K&R & thanks. nt

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:52 AM

5. Encouraging, but I think we need national standards.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:58 PM

9. Good info - thanks! K&R

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