It has been mentioned that the results of the election might take weeks or months. Why?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Because those voting by mail and those in the states that allow ballot harvesting generally have at least until midnight on the day of the election to get their ballots postmarked or delivered to a collecting station. That means those ballots don't actually arrive until a day or two after that. We're used to this here in California where the candidate who's ahead on election night often loses the election in the subsequent days as more ballots are counted. This is how we got a straight up gangbanger as County Sheriff in L.A. 

  • KennyB
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Different states have differing requirements for accepting mail-in ballots.  Some allow that as long as it is postmarked by the election it can be counted.  With the current turmoil in the postal system, some argue that all ballots will not be counted (and, consequently, the results will be delayed).  Because we have had these laws for more than 100 years, this does not seem a reasonable objection.

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