States expanded voting access for the pandemic -- and those changes might stick

LANCASTER, Pa. — With one envelope slicer, three ballot scanners and around 175 people, it took election officials roughly 37 consecutive hours to process 91,000 mail-in ballots in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.“It’s taking a little longer to scan than we had hoped,” said Randall Wenger, chief clerk of the county’s Board of Elections, speaking over the click-click-click of the envelope slicer around noon Wednesday, “but we’re getting it done.”As many other states wrapped up counting record numbers of mail-in ballots, the tabulating in many counties in the Keystone State continued for days aft...

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