Kayleigh McEnany Complains That Ballots Received Before November 3 Are Being Counted

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is going to count just over 2k votes legally cast in the 2020 election. Kayleigh McEnany can’t stand it.

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McEnany tweeted in frustration Wednesday to bemoan the decision of Allegheny County Board of Elections to count legally-cast votes that were received on or by election day. The report from CBS Pittburgh is very clear that these ballots were on time. In fact, they’ve got about 29k ballots left to work through, but they held a meeting to make a decision regarding these specific 2,349.

These ballots arrived on time, in envelopes with postmarks that were on or before November 3rd, as required. However, the ballots themselves do not have dates written in. The lack of dates doesn’t result in a question about whether they were sent in a timely manner, because the postmarks on the outer envelopes confirm this.

The only agenda item during the special Board of Elections meeting on Tuesday was about counting 2,349 ballots without dates. Those ballots were otherwise completed properly, enclosed in both the return and secrecy envelopes, and postmarked by Nov. 3.

Still, tweeting the article Wednesday, McEnany framed it as though there could be some question about the timing and legality of these ballots.

“Election day was November 3rd,” she tweeted, failing to notify her 1.5 million followers that these votes were also cast by November 3rd.

It’s one more case where, without any evidence of wrongdoing, the Trump administration is attempting to undermine the system that the United States relies on for selecting leadership.

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