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Start of Pennsylvania's election is on hold because of ballot delay

September 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

At the Berks County Office of Election Services in the Berks County Services Building in Reading, PA Thursday morning September 3, 2020 where they are processing applications for mail-in ballots.

In the latest sign of the chaos overshadowing the 2020 election, none of Pennsylvania's counties will be able to send out ballots to voters Monday, the first day the critical battleground state allows counties to do so.

(CNN)In the latest sign of the chaos overshadowing the 2020 election, none of Pennsylvania's counties will be able to send out ballots to voters Monday, the first day the critical battleground state allows counties to do so.

The pending legal dispute has led to a delay in certification of the November ballot, and as a result, all Pennsylvania county election officials who this year could have started offering absentee or mail-in ballots, as well as in-person early absentee voting, starting September 14 are in a holding pattern.

Election officials in Montgomery, Chester and Lancaster counties told CNN on Friday that they are processing the mail-in and absentee ballot applications now while they wait for the ballot to be finalized.

Pennsylvania Democrats have largely come to terms with the idea that the state will not have results on Election Day. Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that is not legally allowed to open, process or count mail-in ballots until the morning of Election Day.

One Democratic operative in Pennsylvania told CNN there was a large party effort in the state to educate voters on what their options were outside of mail-in voting, as well as to bolster in-person voting capabilities should people decide to do that instead of mail in their ballots.

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