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Election result delays likely in historic mail-in ballot year

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As the count down to Election Day continues, it's important to keep in mind that the timeline of results in 2020 may be different than in years past.

With a record number of mail-in ballots expected this year, many experts are pointing out the fact the it's likely we will not know the results of the presidential election on election night itself.

Quincy University Associate History Professor Justin Coffey says he expects things to unfold slowly and likely over several days following the election.

"When you're watching return by state don't put a lot of faith into what the results are at 10 o'clock at night," said Coffey.

"It's possible a fifth to a third of all the ballots won't actually be counted on election night."

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Dylan Austin

Evening Anchor

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