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Pennsylvania official says approaching 50% of mail ballots counted

FILE PHOTO: Mail-in ballots are seen at the Northampton County Courthouse on Election Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said on Wednesday the state is approaching 50% of mail ballots counted and vowed that every vote will be tallied before results are announced.

“There are still millions of ballots left to be counted,” she told reporters. There are 10 times the number of mail ballots this year as in 2016, she said. “We are going to count every single ballot.”

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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