Voters cast their mail on ballots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 2020.
Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters
The Postal Service on Election Day failed to deliver a significant percentage of the mail ballot to some states that could determine who won the presidential run between Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, a pool Court judge revealed on Wednesday.
Delivery rates are undoubtedly a key issue at a federal court hearing in Washington scheduled for Wednesday afternoon ET in the event that a judge has ordered the Postal Service to wipe out his facilities to find the remaining votes.
States that saw relatively poor ballot delivery rates include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin, all of which have yet to claim victory on their ballots for Trump and Biden.
The current polls in those states show the gap between the two candidates. Results in those states may depend on ballots sent by mail.
The data also showed that in South Florida, only 85.12% of the votes went in on Election Day.
The Democrats’ hopes of winning in Florida were dashed on Tuesday in no small part as Biden failed to win separately against Trump in the Miami-Dade region, a region of South Florida according to tradition leans towards Democrats.
Biden is expected to outperform Trump in voting for mail in multiple locations. Trump has raised doubts about the legitimacy of mail and absentee voting, where Biden’s results threaten the path to Electoral College victory.
In central Pennsylvania, only 61.3% of mail ballots in the postal system were delivered on time, court records show. In Philadelphia, more than 66% of the mail ballot went in on Election Day.
In Atlanta, 82.2% of the vote goes to Election Day, according to court records.
Postal facilities in Detroit reported 79% less than that delivered that day.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, 72.9% of the vote-by-mail ballot went through Tuesday.
And in Lakeland, Wisconsin, 77% less of such votes were passed, the filing revealed.
Correction: Hearing scheduled for Wednesday. A summary in the previous version was out of date.
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