Pa. still needs to count 1.4 million mail ballots

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About 100 county employees processed mail-in ballots at the York Fairgrounds on Tuesday. Photo by Ed Mahon

It’s Wednesday morning in Pennsylvania, and there are still more than a million mail ballots left to count.

Here’s what you need to know:

As of 9 a.m., there were 1.4 million mail ballots left to be counted. That includes thousands in Philadelphia and its blue, collar counties. You can monitor that progress here.

Because of a state Supreme Court ruling, counties can accept and count mail ballots that arrive by Nov. 6, so long as they were postmarked by Election Day or there isn’t proof they were sent too late. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a GOP challenge to that ruling on an expedited basis, but could still intervene.

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On Tuesday, a group of Republican candidates and voters sued the state’s top election official, claiming she gave counties faulty guidance when she told them they could share information with political parties about voters whose ballots had problems. It’s unclear how many ballots would be affected by a ruling for the GOP. There is a hearing this morning, and we’ll have updates soon.