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Mainers should be prepared for some delayed election counts

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Monday that a delay in unofficial election results is not a cause for concern.
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Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP)

Mainers accustomed to staying up late to see who won the election may be out of luck in several races here.

That’s because a record number of absentee votes along with ranked choice voting could delay results from Tuesday’s election.

Maine will have to wait about a week to learn the winners of several races if it comes down to extra tabulations under ranked voting.

Nearly half a million Mainers already voted via absentee ballot, and tens of thousands more will vote in person on Election Day.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Monday that a delay in unofficial election results is not a cause for concern.

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