Philadelphia stops counting mail-in ballots for the night

Philadelphia has stopped counting mail-in ballots for the night — a move that could skew Tuesday night’s preliminary results in Pennsylvania toward President Trump.

Only about 76,000 of the city’s mail-in ballots have been tallied so far out of some 350,000 received, noted Holly Otterbein, who is covering the race in Pennsylvania for Politico.

“And remember, Biden supporters are disproportionately voting by mail,” she tweeted.

Otterbein was citing a tweet by Philly-based independent reporter Max Marin.

“No more mail ballot results tonight,” he tweeted at 9:30 p.m. Eastern, adding that counting would resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Full unofficial results could take until Friday, election officials have said.

“If there are a significant number of mail ballots outstanding at the end of election night, the reported totals could be relatively stronger for Republicans,” tweeted the New York Times’ Patrick LaForge.

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