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Counting the ballots after unprecedented election turnout

A poll worker gestures while processing absentee ballots at the Milwaukee Central Count the night of Election Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

A poll worker gestures while processing absentee ballots at the Milwaukee Central Count the night of Election Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

A poll worker gestures while processing absentee ballots at the Milwaukee Central Count the night of Election Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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A woman checks a ballot at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman checks a ballot at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman checks a ballot at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Empty boxes from Milwaukee's voting wards are seen the night of Election Day as absentee ballots are counted at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Empty boxes from Milwaukee's voting wards are seen the night of Election Day as absentee ballots are counted at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Empty boxes from Milwaukee's voting wards are seen the night of Election Day as absentee ballots are counted at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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Poll workers Erin Keleske and Brett Rohlwing use a tabulator machine to process absentee ballots the night of Election Day at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Poll workers Erin Keleske and Brett Rohlwing use a tabulator machine to process absentee ballots the night of Election Day at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Poll workers Erin Keleske and Brett Rohlwing use a tabulator machine to process absentee ballots the night of Election Day at Milwaukee Central Count in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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An election official points towards a mail in ballot while scanning votes for the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Marfa, Texas, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An election official points towards a mail in ballot while scanning votes for the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Marfa, Texas, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An election official points towards a mail in ballot while scanning votes for the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Marfa, Texas, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker
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Votes are counted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Election Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Votes are counted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Election Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Votes are counted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Election Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

An election official processes absentee ballots at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker
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An election official creates a duplicate absentee ballot, which is evaluated by two officials for consistency, after the original was rejected by the sorting machine at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

An election official creates a duplicate absentee ballot, which is evaluated by two officials for consistency, after the original was rejected by the sorting machine at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020....more

An election official creates a duplicate absentee ballot, which is evaluated by two officials for consistency, after the original was rejected by the sorting machine at a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker
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An election official counts absentee ballots inside a polling station in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Election Day, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

An election official counts absentee ballots inside a polling station in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Election Day, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

An election official counts absentee ballots inside a polling station in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Election Day, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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People audit ballots while observers from parties look on at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People audit ballots while observers from parties look on at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People audit ballots while observers from parties look on at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board process ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board process ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board process ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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A poll worker counts ballots at the Northampton County Courthouse on Election Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A poll worker counts ballots at the Northampton County Courthouse on Election Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A poll worker counts ballots at the Northampton County Courthouse on Election Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Election worker sorts through some of the the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election worker sorts through some of the the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election worker sorts through some of the the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Some of the thousands of mail-in ballots sit in U.S. Postal boxes waiting to be processed at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Some of the thousands of mail-in ballots sit in U.S. Postal boxes waiting to be processed at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Some of the thousands of mail-in ballots sit in U.S. Postal boxes waiting to be processed at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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People audit ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People audit ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People audit ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department during the 2020 presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on election day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, November 2, 2020 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on election day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, November 2, 2020 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on election day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, November 2, 2020 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board count ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board count ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Members of the Pinellas County canvassing board count ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Workers of the Miami-Dade County Elections Department feed mail-in ballots in counting machines during the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Workers of the Miami-Dade County Elections Department feed mail-in ballots in counting machines during the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Workers of the Miami-Dade County Elections Department feed mail-in ballots in counting machines during the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Miami, Florida, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Election workers sort through some of the thousands of mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California, November 2, 2020.   REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Poll workers tabulate absentee ballots at the TCF Center during Election Day in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Poll workers tabulate absentee ballots at the TCF Center during Election Day in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Poll workers tabulate absentee ballots at the TCF Center during Election Day in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

A member of the Pinellas County canvassing board processes ballots on Election Day in Largo, Florida, November 3, 2020.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Election officials deliver bags of ballots to a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 3, 2020.  REUTERS/Daniel Acker

Election officials deliver bags of ballots to a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

Election officials deliver bags of ballots to a central count facility on Election Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker
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