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Philadelphia has now SURPASSED the historic 2008 turnout numbers in the 2020 general election

2020
(from the city site as of 11/17/20 as of 6:52 pm EST - https://results.philadelphiavotes.com/ResultsSW.aspx?type=FED&map=CTY)



Earlier OP title - Philadelphia now close to the historic 2008 turnout numbers in the 2020 general election with the below previous data -

2020
(from the city site as of 10:09 pm EST 11/16/20 - https://results.philadelphiavotes.com/ResultsSW.aspx?type=FED&map=CTY)




2008
(from the state site - https://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/General/CountyResults?countyName=Philadelphia&ElectionID=17&ElectionType=G&IsActive=0)



2016
(from the state site - https://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/General/CountyResults?countyName=Philadelphia&ElectionID=54&ElectionType=G&IsActive=0)




2012
(from the state site - https://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/General/CountyResults?countyName=Philadelphia&ElectionID=27&ElectionType=G&IsActive=0)



Right now (as of the 11/16/20's update), they are just 1,975 short of the historic 2008 voting numbers, which leapfrogs over the 2012 AND 2016 numbers. And this was during a pandemic with a Postmaster General knee-capping the hell out of postal sorting/distribution centers in targeted blue areas including here in Philly.

Philly has been insulted, kicked, and thrown under the bus time after time after time. But we are still here. I don't expect the Philadelphia Inquirer to retract this bullshit -

Philly was supposed to turn out huge for Biden. It didnít. What happened?
by Jonathan Tamari, Chris Brennan, Sean Collins Walsh and Jonathan Lai, Posted: November 15, 2020

https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-2020-election-turnout-biden-trump-20201115.html


Nothing "happened" assholes except the votes are still being counted.

I have been running the city's Election's canvassing live stream (being done at the PA Convention Center) literally 24/7 on a convertible laptop, since it started up at election time, and peep at it often. Yesterday afternoon (Monday 11/16/20) there was a flurry of activity as they were processing ballots. I know they have been working through provisionals and military/overseas ballots now (as well as some left-over mail-ins that were set aside), and eventually reported an 8000+ vote tranche last night, as an update to the Sunday (11/15/20) night report.

From what it appears, they are still working on canvassing as batches become available (although not sure what is still left to count but right now at post time, I see a small group set up to get started again), so this number may continue to increase. According to the state's dashboard, there were still 7900+ mail-ins out in Philly as of 11/15/20 -



On 11/13/20, the state had a press release here (noting there were 100,000 provisionals, with 60,000 provisionals outstanding, plus 28,000 military/overseas still being counted statewide) - https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/state-details.aspx?newsid=432

Department of State Provides Update on Election Results

11/13/2020

​Harrisburg, Pa. -- Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reported that the canvass by counties of ballots cast in the Nov. 3 general election is nearing completion.

"We are extremely grateful to all 67 counties who have been working overtime and putting in an extraordinary effort to count every vote, with so far more than 6.8 million votes having been counted," Secretary Boockvar said. "The counties continue to adjudicate and count the approximately 100,000 provisional ballots issued to voters at the polls on Election Day, as well as the more than 28,000 military and overseas ballots that were cast in this election."

Under state law, county boards of election must individually adjudicate each provisional ballot and assess whether they meet the standards for counting. The counties do so by verifying the voter was registered to vote in the precinct in which the ballot was cast, and that the voter did not cast a mail-in ballot prior to requesting the provisional ballot at the polling place. 

Higher numbers of provisional ballots were cast this year due to new laws and procedures created pursuant to two bipartisan election reform measures, Act 77 of 2019 and Act 12 of 2020.

As of Friday midday, approximately 40,000 of the provisional ballots cast have been counted or partially counted, and these numbers will continue to climb over the next few days.

The department also reported that 28,529 military and overseas absentee ballots were cast. November 10 was the deadline for counties to receive uniformed and overseas civilian absentee (UOCAVA) ballots.

Based on the unofficial returns submitted by all the counties to the Department of State, Secretary Boockvar has determined that she will not be ordering a recount and recanvass of the election returns in the counties, as no statewide candidate was defeated by one-half of one percent or less of the votes cast. This includes the following races: President of the United States, Attorney General, Auditor General, and State Treasurer.

Approximately 10,000 mail ballots that were cast on or before Nov. 3 were received by counties between 8 p.m. November 3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 6. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in September that counties should count mail ballots received through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, if they are postmarked by 8 p.m. Election Day. The court also ruled that counties should count those ballots if there is an illegible or missing postmark, unless there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the ballot was mailed after Election Day deadline. These ballots are not of a sufficient number to impact the no-recount determination of any of the statewide races.

Up-to-date election returns showing votes cast as reported from each county can be found on the department's voting website, votesPA.com. Additionally, the new dashboard at votesPA.com/CountingOpens In A New Window provides the numbers of mail and absentee ballots cast, counted, and remaining to be counted in each county; the in-person precincts counted; and provisional ballot counts.

MEDIA CONTACT: Wanda Murren, 717-783-1621 

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As of a morning update today (11/17/20) to the state site, Biden is now up by 73,930.
Posted by BumRushDaShow | Tue Nov 17, 2020, 09:43 AM (12 replies)

All K-12 schools in Pennsylvania shut down for 2 weeks amid coronavirus outbreak

Source: 6abc

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The governor made the following announcement on Friday afternoon:

The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed. We understand that these are trying times and recognize the impact of the coronavirus on our students and communities.

First and foremost, my top priority as governor - and that of our education leaders - must be to ensure the health and safety of our students and school communities. As such, I am ordering that all schools in the commonwealth close for the next two weeks. Be aware that no school district will be penalized if it fails to meet the 180 day or school hours requirements. The Department of Education will work with intermediate units and other stakeholders to support school districts with any continuity of learning plans they may be pursuing.

Also, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced today that it received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow eligible schools to serve meals to low income students in a non-congregate setting, such as a drive-through or grab and go, during this closure. We will also work with schools to assist them with those plans.

Read more: https://6abc.com/health/all-k-12-schools-in-pennsylvania-shut-down-for-2-weeks/6009948/



Heard this as a breaking on the local news radio station after they covered the NJ governor's presser.

EDIT - Updates to the situation in PA have been added to this thread

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