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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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Oklahoma passes bill banning majority of abortions from ‘moment of fertilization’

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Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday which bans virtually all abortions “from the moment of fertilization.”

“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother,” Stitt said in a statement. “That is what I believe and that is what the majority of Oklahomans believe.”

The state legislature first approved the bill, which goes into effect immediately, last week. It bans abortions from the moment of fertilization, except for in cases where rape or incest occurred, or where the mother’s life is in danger.

The law also allows for private citizens to sue doctors or those who participate in “producing an abortion for up to $10,000, mimicking the enforcement mechanism in Texas’s fetal heartbeat law” reports National Review.

Under the new law it is a felony offense to perform an abortion, “which will take effect in August unless a court challenge blocks it.”

 

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