Following delays caused by recount requests in some counties, Pennsylvania’s top election official completely certified the results of the November election late last week, according to the Department of State.
According to a representative for the organization, Leigh Chapman, the acting secretary of state, certified all of the races for the 2022 midterm elections on Thursday.
Less than two weeks before state and federal lawmakers are scheduled to be sworn in on January 3; the final tally was released.
Josh Shapiro, the state’s incoming Democratic attorney general, will take office on January 17.
Recount petitions covering 172 polling precincts were filed in at least 27 of the state’s 67 counties, causing delays since some county elections boards chose to wait until the conclusion of litigation before submitting their certifications to the state.
The Department of State said that formal election certificates and results, which it had hoped to deliver to Washington by the middle of December, were transported to Congress and arrived on Thursday.
Most of the petitions were submitted by conservatives who questioned the precision and dependability of Pennsylvania’s voting equipment and procedures.
Although most of them were rejected, county judges approved at most minuscule 19 precinct recounts in six counties, which hardly or not changed the vote totals.