About 33.9% of Albemarle County ballots have not yet been scanned by the United States Postal Service as of Monday, according to data from the Virginia Department of Elections, but it’s unclear what effect this could have on the Nov. 2 election.
Yet the Democratic Party of Virginia is concerned and has filed a lawsuit against the USPS for failure to timely process and deliver election-related mail, which it says is “threatening to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters.” Data from the state was brought to light as part of the lawsuit.
But it’s unclear how accurate the data is, as local registrars are reporting different numbers of total ballots sent, and the company collecting the data already notes potential scanning issues with USPS. The U.S. Postal Service has denied having any sitting ballots.