But what happened next was shocking. Pennsylvania began counting ballots by mail in dark rooms without GOP observers.
There was no reporting on how many votes were outstanding at the end of election night. There were no updates ever that we are aware of where the state announced how many votes were left to count after the election.
They just kept counting.
The state also allowed votes to come in for three more days after the election. Of course, these were all mail-in ballots. We do not know how many mail-in votes came in during these three days. The Republicans were not allowed to observe the counting of these votes even though a court order was in place demanding that the state do so. These actions go against Pennsylvania’s constitution which states that the voting process is to be determined by the legislature. The change in the ruling was implemented by the executive and judicial branches. This is an important issue with the Trump campaign in their complaints against the state as they try to undo the injustices in Pennsylvania.
The state reported more than 2.5 million mail-in ballots. This number was never seen before in this state. As the mail-in ballots were counted, the state began cutting into the President’s 675,000 vote lead and eventually they gave the election to Biden. Biden ‘won’ 2 million of the 2.5 million mail-in ballots.
How could the President receive only one-fifth of the mail-in ballots after crushing Biden in in-person voting on Election Day? The answer is: this was basically impossible. And here’s why.
When we looked at these statistics and we identified a pattern that is virtually mathematically impossible. The President won two thirds of the Election Day vote. But with the basic exception of Philadelphia, the President won around 80% of the vote in each county in the state. (See the blue line in basic the chart below showing the percent of total election day votes won by President Trump.) Philadelphia is so large that it offsets these numbers and brings the President’s results down to around 65% of the state’s votes on Election Day.
What happened with the mail-in votes is almost statistically impossible . In almost every county throughout the state, the President was awarded a percent of votes 40% less than the percent the President won on election day (see the grey line below). If Trump won a county by 80% of the vote on Election Day, he won 40% of the mail-in vote for a county. If the President won 60% of the vote on Election Day, he won 20% of the mail-in vote in another county. This pattern occurred in almost every county with the only noticeable exception of Philadelphia, where the President only earned 30% of the vote on Election Day.