Michigan’s top election official said on Wednesday morning the state’s presidential results could be known by the end of the day.
“We’ll know much more in the hours to come, and we’ll have a much more complete picture of Michigan by the end of today,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on CNN.
Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots have yet to be counted in the state, most of which is concentrated in Michigan’s largest counties and population centers. That counting is ongoing, she said, declining to give a more precise estimate of how many ballots remain other than to say the number is “certainly larger than any margin between the candidates right now.”
“We’re on track to have a much more complete picture, if not the vast majority of jurisdictions reporting out by the end of today,” she said.
President Donald Trump, who narrowly won Michigan in 2016, has a slim lead over Democrat Joe Biden in the votes counted so far.
Benson warned against candidates and others creating “false narratives” while a decisive number of ballots have yet to be tallied.
“I fully expect I’m going to spend a lot of time today pushing back against false information about our state and about what the voters have voted,” she said.
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