About 40,000 votes remain to be counted in Philadelphia, City Commissioner Omar Sabir told CNN Saturday morning.
Sabir said 20,000 or so of that total are mail in ballots, while roughly 18,000 are provisional ballots that require a longer amount of time to count. There are also some votes cast on Election Day in a couple of divisions Sabir said the city was waiting on.
Counting will resume this morning, but Sabir didn’t have a timeframe for when results would be posted.
“It’ll be at some point today,” Sabir told CNN, urging patience. “I just had my coffee, just took my shower and everything. I’m going to go into the Convention Center and see exactly what’s going on.”
– About 37,000 ballots remain in Allegheny, which will resume counting this morning
Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh, has about 37,000 ballots remaining to count, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told CNN Saturday morning.
Of those, Fitzgerald said “in the neighborhood” of 20,000 are mail ballots, which he said have been running about 80-20, with 80% for Biden and 20% for Trump. Fitzgerald said starting will resume soon this morning.
“They’ll begin this process a little after 9:00 a.m. and they’ll upload a certain batch, I don’t know, maybe a few thousand at a time, every few hours,” Fitzgerald said, estimating that results will being to show up by late Saturday morning or early afternoon.
Fitzgerald said there are also 17,000 provisional ballots left to count, which he said would be counted by next week.