Transcript for By the numbers: Pennsylvania mail-in ballots surge
Next Tuesday eight states plus Washington DC will hold primary elections in the first major test of voting during a pandemic since Wisconsin in April. One of those states is Pennsylvania but most of its ballots actually may come in the mail let's take a look. By the numbers more than one point eight million Pennsylvania voters have been approved for a vote by mail or absentee ballots for the primary as a state expands the option is here. That is a whopping 1600%. Increase from the 180000. Who applied to vote absentee in 2016. In Philadelphia 225000. Mail in ballot applications have been approved that's up from 6300. For the 2016 primaries. Pittsburgh's Allegheny County has approved more than 280000. Mail in ballot applications with more than a 1141000. Ballots already returned. Even the home of the Little League World Series has sent out more than 101000 mail in ballots for Tuesday's primary. Williamsport small counties on just 907 absentee ballots in 2016. With so many male and balance an incumbent nineteen concerns expect fewer in person polling places next Tuesday. Philadelphia we'll have 77%. Fewer polling locations and Pittsburgh's Allegheny County we'll see a 90%. Reduction. And Philadelphia officials say they won't have time to count any of those mailed in ballots actually on Election Day. Potential warning sign of what could happen in November if cove in nineteen keeps millions of Americans from voting in person.
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