Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Elections Board Chief Clerk Lee Soltysiak testified in court today that 2,700 absentee ballots in the county as of Sunday were considered to have issues and were likely to not be counted.
Some were truly defective ballots, with missing secrecy envelopes or other issues, while the vast majority were ballots that never actually reached a voter and had been returned to the elections board.
This number came up during a hearing this morning that is still ongoing about whether county officials should have given voters an opportunity to cure defective absentee ballots.
Why this is important: The election is far from over and all eyes are on the battleground states right now. There are millions of votes outstanding in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — ballots that were cast before Election Day that have yet to be counted.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said on Wednesday that "we may not know the results today."