Media: Ballot Processing Suspended in Two Pennsylvania Counties
According to CNN, Democrat Joseph Biden is confidently leading in both counties.
NEW YORK, November 5. / TASS /. Authorities in at least two districts in the vacillating state of Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) have suspended the processing of ballots in the US general election. This was reported on Thursday by CNN and NBC.
According to NBC, the processing of ballots has been suspended in Philadelphia County, where the city of the same name is located - the largest in the state. At the same time, according to CNN, the vote count has been temporarily suspended - at least until Friday - in Allegheny County, where Pennsylvania's second-largest city, Pittsburgh, is located. According to CNN, Democrat Joseph Biden is confidently leading in both districts. In the state as a whole, Republican Donald Trump holds the leadership with 50.3% of the vote, while Biden has 48.5%.
Earlier, Trump's campaign headquarters filed a lawsuit to suspend the counting of votes in Pennsylvania. According to his deputy chief of staff, Justin Clarke, the lawsuit is being filed in order to "prevent election officials - Democrats - from hiding the process of counting and processing ballots from Republican observers." Trump's campaign called for "a temporary suspension of counting until there is a normal level of transparency and Republicans can be convinced that the counting is open and in accordance with the law."
Pennsylvania belongs to a relatively small number of vacillating states - those where it is not clear until recently which party and which candidate will prevail. Trump and Biden devoted a significant part of their time to campaigning in Pennsylvania, where Biden located his campaign headquarters. The Democrat often draws attention to the fact that he was born in this state.
The Pennsylvania victory gives the candidate 20 electoral votes out of the 270 required to become president. According to Fox News, Biden has received 264 electoral votes so far, while Trump has 214 votes.