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PA Sec. of State: Election results could drag to next week over military ballots

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The make or break state of Pennsylvania has yet to post final results of Tuesday night’s election as poll workers continue to count ballots through Wednesday and may just be getting started. The Keystone State’s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, D, told reporters Wednesday morning that the process could last through next week to assure that all military ballots are counted.

The Pennsylvania Department of State allows for overseas military ballots to be received up to 5:00 p.m. 7 days after election day.

“Vote count, as I’ve said many times, is never done on election night and the counties are doing this accurately… and as quickly as they possibly can,” Boockvar explained. “And, again, I’ll also just remind everyone military overseas ballots are not due until a week after election day, so next Tuesday is the deadline for military and overseas voters to cast their ballots.”

She added, “And we want to make sure that not only every civilian absentee ballot valid voter is counted, but also that every man and woman who are serving our country that their votes are counted.”

Currently, 79% of precincts are reporting 5,651,860 ballots cast, according to The New York Times. President Donald Trump is now leading with 53.8% of the vote.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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