U.S. will order twice daily sweeps for states still receiving ballots

FILE PHOTO: Mail-in ballots are counted in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

(Reuters) – U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said Thursday he will sign an order requiring twice daily sweeps at U.S. Postal facilities serving states with extended ballot receipt deadline.

Some states, including Nevada and North Carolina, are counting ballots that are received after Election Day. Plaintiffs lawyers in an ongoing lawsuit said the Postal Service delivered roughly 150,000 ballots on Wednesday. Of those, roughly 8,000 or 9,000, were delivered after Tuesday even though they had been mailed by Sunday.

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