The Election Commissioner says the “significant chance” results will take time to complete
According to Ellen Weintraub, commissioner for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) on Monday, there is a “significant chance” that the November presidential election results will not be known on election night as voters turn to postal ballot papers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Let me just tell everyone, we all need to take a deep breath and be patient this year because there is a significant chance we will not know what the results are on election night,” Ms. Weintraub told CNNs. New day.”
“Probably for the presidency, but maybe a lot of other races that matter to the people, and that̵
Ms. Weintraub said you could “absolutely” have an “honest vote with postal ballot papers” and told the host of the show that “the military has been doing this since the civil war, there are many states that already have robust mail-in voting systems in place Place.”
She added that around 25 percent of the vote in 2016 came from postal ballot papers, and said in an obvious blow to Donald Trump: “Voters don’t really differentiate between postal votes approved by the President and Vice-Presidents and mail-in voting “.