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The Results Are In: Pa. Counties Certify Election Results
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WLVT) - Lehigh County's 2020 general election results are final -- for the most part, that is.

Lehigh County certified two sets of results -- one with all the votes, and a second pending the outcome of litigation, according to county Executive Phillips Armstrong.

"The second one is because of the court case," he said. "The total amount (is) up to 8 p.m. on Election Night. So, that way both sets of votes have been counted, certified and will be sent to the state."

The difference between the two sets of certified results -- the second includes absentee ballots that came in after the polls closed on Nov. 3 -- is 386. Northampton County also certified its election results Monday, which was the deadline for certification.

Lehigh County officials found no evidence of any mass fraud, however officials said they did come across three incidents that drew suspicion, including a dead voter who cast a ballot, said county Clerk of Elections Tim Benyo. Those cases will be referred to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, Benyo said.

The slate of presidential electors for Pennsylvania and every state will gather and cast their votes in the electoral college on Dec. 14.

Democrat Joe Biden won the presidency with the help of Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. His margin in the state over Republican President Donald Trump as of Monday stands at more than 81,000 out of nearly 7 million cast.

PBS39 News Reports



We talk with Phil Armstrong about the county certifying the election twice.