STATEMENT FROM CATHERINE LALONDE, CHAIR OF THE BUTLER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

STATEMENT FROM CATHERINE LALONDE, CHAIR OF THE BUTLER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE: We want to assure our voters that the Democratic Party is well represented in the ballot canvassing (counting) that is ongoing at the courthouse. Our lawyers are present as every ballot is unsealed, scanned and counted. While a machine malfunction last night has been disappointing and has slowed the process, the counting continues. A few updates:–The high-speed machine that broke is scheduled to be replaced around 2 p.m., at which point the counting will be expedited.–About 20,000 mail-in votes have been tallied so far.–The county will not announce these results until all mail-in votes are counted. Our legal team is poised to take on any legal challenges that may come and is working hard to ensure that every vote is counted.