Several counties in Pennsylvania had plans to delay the vote count long before the election.
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania – one of seven counties in the state to delay the vote count – says that due to COVID protocols, ballots could not be counted “safely”.
Local media reports,
The Pennsylvania Secretary of State said she was disappointed some county officials were waiting, mostly because it was delaying local results.
But Cumberland County leaders said with all of the COVID changes, there simply wasn’t enough space or resources to safely start counting on Election Day.
Several counties in the Palestinian Authority had planned to delay the vote count long before the election.
Commissioner Gary Eichelberger said in a statement on October 28 that the deferred count,
“… Allows county officials to focus on keeping our polling stations running smoothly and ensuring that appropriate COVID-19 precautions are in place at all polling stations for the safety of our residents and the poll workers ”.
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