US elections updates:

One county in the key swing state of Pennsylvania has already found itself involved in a legal challenge, following claims that it violated the state's election code by pre-canvassing mail-in ballots prior to Election Day.

Iran PressAmerica: A federal judge ruled that Montgomery County Board of Election officials need to stop contacting voters who did not submit their ballots correctly, though it is yet to be determined what will happen to ballots that were opened early and changed, as reported by the Bucks County Courier Times on Tuesday. Ballots that were modified must be kept separate from the rest of the group until further notice.

A hearing on the issue is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

The county has been accused of not only starting the pre-canvassing process early – which is against the law – but also giving voters who did not submit their ballots correctly the opportunity to 're-vote', according to the complaint. That includes people who may have forgotten to sign or place their ballot in the “secrecy envelope,” which are necessary steps in order for their votes to be counted.

As previously reported by Fox News, counties in the state were prohibited from starting the mail-in ballot counting process until 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

Pre-canvassing includes sorting, verification, and other processes that precede actually counting the vote. It would allow the identification of ballots that were incorrectly submitted. 

The current results for the 46th US presidential election show that the Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead with 238 electoral college votes over his rival Donald Trump with 213 electoral college votes.

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