U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says all votes should be counted in Pa. before winner declared in presidential race

Written by on November 9, 2020

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says all votes should be counted in Pa. before winner declared in presidential race

By Brad Klein

November 9, 2020

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Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester Matt Slocum / AP Photo

In the period since Saturday morning, when the AP and most other news organizations projected a win for the Biden/Harris ticket, some GOP leaders are still waiting for all votes to be counted before acknowledging a winner in the presidential race.

Among them is Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator, Pat Toomey. He spoke on CBS’s Face the Nation Saturday. 

“Now I understand yesterday the media projected how this is going to end, and the media projection is probably correct, but there was a reason that we actually do the count. … So, let’s let this, uh, come to its proper conclusion. And in the process, maximize the number of people who have confidence it was done properly.”

Senator Toomey pointed out that Pennsylvania law requires a recount if the final margin is less than 0.5%. And that in the event of a larger defeat, the losing candidate may ask for a recount and pay for it themselves.

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