Schuylkill County Completes Ballot Counting – Vote Analysis
Schuylkill County completed its ballot counting for the 2020 General Election. And it’s released unofficial final results from the vote.
In its final vote totals, Schuylkill County included Provisional ballots cast.
The added votes following the last update from Election Night, which actually came at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 4, the day after Election Day, did not affect the outcome of any races locally.
Schuylkill County Vote Analysis
Here are some quick facts from the 2020 Election in Schuylkill County:
High Voter Turnout
Just more than 78% of Schuylkill County’s registered voters participated in this election. A total of 70,605 people voted out of the 90,423 registered voters. This is 6% higher than the 72% turnout seen in 2016.
This was the first General Election in which voters could submit ballots by mail that weren’t the traditional Absentee ballots. And a number of Schuylkill County voters took advantage of the new rule that allowed them to vote by mail.
According to the unofficial final results, the County received 16,038 mail-in ballots. That’s nearly 23% of all votes counted.
Schuylkill County is Still MAGA Country
President Trump remains very popular in Schuylkill County. But he didn’t receive as high of a share of the total vote in 2020 than he did in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.
Overall, in 2020, Trump got 69.07% of the vote. Joe Biden got 29.29% and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen received 1.42%.
Compare that to 2016 when Trump got 69.4%, Clinton got 26.5% and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 2.2%.
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