Anxieties rise about substantial delays — and Republican trickery — in election results

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A drawn-out counting process would make it more plausible that Republicans who control the legislatures in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan might try to toss aside the results of the popular vote in their state and send a slate of representatives to the Electoral College who are loyal to President Trump, said Paul M. Smith, vice president for litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center. “It does seem that a delay in the count was something that the Republicans wanted to keep in place in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on the assumption that they may be the determinative states [in the presidential election],” Smith said.

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