by Spotlight PA Staff
Most polls in Pennsylvania are now closed, though voters who are in line should stay there. You are entitled to cast a ballot.
Now, election officials have to tally all the different kinds of votes — in-person, mail, and provisional (cast when a voter’s eligibility is in question). The head of elections in Pennsylvania, Kathy Boockvar, and county officials are confident the overwhelming majority of votes will be counted by Friday.
The state has launched a new dashboard for you to track the vote-counting over the next few days, and see how many of the different types of ballots are still outstanding. If you don’t want all of that detail, you can use their more simplified results page.
So could we still have a projected winner tonight?
Sure, it’s possible. A lot of states will be able to report results tonight much like they do normally, and if President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden jump out to a commanding lead or are projected to win certain swing states, we could have a pretty good idea of the winner.
But if the race isn’t clear tonight, or if it hinges on Pennsylvania, expect to wait several more days. And don’t be surprised if you see a lot of legal wrangling over votes here. — Chris Baxter of Spotlight PA
Read more Election Day Updates: Election Day 2020 Pa. live updates: The polls are closed. Here’s how to monitor the results.