Military mail-in ballots are still arriving in battleground states including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Nevada, Fox News reported. Meanwhile, President Trump and his campaign are protesting protest the counting of votes.
Fox News reported that according to Trump, officials should not count votes that came in later on. The president “filed lawsuits to stop the tally in states where he says observers haven’t been given ‘meaningful access’ to ensure the process is fair.”
According to The Hill, tens of thousands of military ballots are likely among those that still need to be counted in key swing states. It is not specified how many military ballots are outstanding. However, in 2016, “those voters sent mail-in ballots by the thousands.”
“We won’t know the exact number of ballots outstanding, but past elections show the importance of counting these votes,” said Jack Noland, research manager at Count Every Heroes.
“An important caveat is that we can’t know for certain, but I think it goes without saying that if the race becomes particularly tight these ballots could be vital,” he added. “This year — especially because of the impacts of COVID-19 — the integrity of the election rests on mail-in votes, including ballots from members of the military, being validated and counted. We must count every ballot.”