as absentee votes trickle in

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NewAmerica

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If "absentee votes trickle in", how did you know how many votes a state had? With the number of votes unclear for the state,how did the electoral votes be cast?

Thanks in advance

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She had 59,755,284 votes, according to CNN's tally, with 92% of the expected vote counted. Trump had 59,535,522. That difference of 219,762 is razor-thin considering the nearly 120 million votes counted so far. The totals will continue to change as absentee votes trickle in.

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  • pob14

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    American English
    This is more a question about US voting procedures than language. We know how many absentee ballots were requested; if there were enough to change the result, the result would not be official yet. (Also, the electoral votes won't be cast until December and won't be officially counted until January.)
     

    NewAmerica

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    This is more a question about US voting procedures than language. We know how many absentee ballots were requested; if there were enough to change the result, the result would not be official yet. (Also, the electoral votes won't be cast until December and won't be officially counted until January.)
    Informative.
    But I haven't got it very well.
    The electoral votes have been cast and the winner has been declared. Will December or January affect it in any way?
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    The electoral college votes have not yet been cast. The election isn't official until that's done.

    As pob14 has said, this isn't really a language question. You appear to understand quite clearly what "as absentee votes trickle in" means in this context.
     

    waltern

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    English - USA
    A very small stream that "trickles" into a very large river does not affect it in any measurable way - similarly, whatever outstanding votes are left to be counted are too few in number to affect the election results.
     
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