On election night, many people cried out at the strange “freeze” on counting… until of course, they realized why.
Now, California is pulling the same trick.
All eyes have been on California district 21 as Republican David Valadao and Democrat TJ Cox continue to battle in Fresno County a week after Election Day.
As soon as Republican congressional candidate David Valadao pulled ahead of Democrat Cox on Tuesday night, elections officials halted counting ballots due to “Covid-19 exposure.”
Kings County’s Elections Department announced they are suspending canvassing operations until Saturday, November 21st due to a COVID-19 exposure.
“The Kings County Elections Department will be temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 exposure. As a precautionary measure, all Election canvass operations will cease effective immediately,” Kings County said in a statement.
“The canvass activities will resume on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM and will continue until the canvass is completed.” they added.
🚨Anxious for a quick result in #CA21?
You’re not getting one.
Kings County’s Elections Dept (Valadao’s home turf & a GOP stronghold), just announced they are suspending canvassing operations until Saturday, November 21st due to a COVID-19 exposure.https://t.co/2y0VkgQS8z pic.twitter.com/VNsbUkEZAm
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) November 10, 2020Bottom of Form
The last ballot dump out of CA21 put Republican Valadao ahead of Democrat Cox by 4,041 votes and just like that canvassing operations ceased!
— CATargetBot (@CATargetBot) November 10, 2020
California Republicans won several congressional seats this election cycle because President Trump carried the down ballot to victory.
Joe Biden did not get 75 million votes otherwise he would have carried down ballot Democrats to victory. Instead Democrats got shellacked.
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) November 11, 2020