What’s going on with Allegheny County?

By: - November 5, 2020 1:33 pm

A tweet from a New York Times reporter went viral that noted that Allegheny County, in western Pennsylvania, was not counting 35,000 remaining mail-in ballots Thursday, and was waiting until Friday to process them.


While correct, the tweet is also out of context. Most of those ballots — 29,000 of them — were resent to voters late because a vendor error meant their ballots had the wrong races on them.

Chris Potter, of the local NPR affiliate, WESA-FM, explained the error here:

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.