Hannity Thinks It's 'An Absolute Disgrace' That Pennsylvania Votes Are Still Being Counted

Fox News host Sean Hannity called Pennsylvania's effort to count outstanding ballots "an absolute disgrace" as President Donald Trump's lead in the state continued to dwindle on Wednesday night.

Hannity made the comments during the latest edition of his show Hannity. The pundit echoed claims from Trump that counting ballots after Election Day would constitute fraud, while claiming that poll watchers were unable to observe the vote count.

"I would argue tonight that every American should be angry, you should be outraged," Hannity said. "What we're really witnessing, we're going to be honest and take a good hard look at what's happening, is an absolute disgrace that's unfolding right before our eyes."

"What's happening in Pennsylvania, we heard from poll watchers today," continued Hannity. "Yeah, they were watching from 100 feet away. Denied the opportunity to do their job to keep an election honest free and fair and watch the polls."

The host also remarked that Pennsylvania was the state where ballots were "found in garbage cans" which "all happened to be votes for Donald Trump," apparently referring to an incident where nine total ballots, seven for Trump, were incorrectly discarded by a poll worker due to an error.

Hannity went on to suggest, without evidence, that large amounts of ballots could have been sent out to dead voters and then used to provide fraudulent votes for Biden.

"That's a free and fair election, free opportunity for everybody, equal opportunity?" Hannity asked. "By the way, how many dead people received ballots?"

Prior to the election, experts warned of vote tallies that could appear to favor one candidate before a "blue shift" or "red shift" would move the advantage to the other candidate, depending on when mail-in ballots, which have tended to lean Democratic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, were counted.

Election law in Pennsylvania does not allow for mail-in ballots to be processed or counted before Election Day, with the state's GOP-controlled legislature blocking a Democratic attempt to update the law before the election.

Trump alleged that continuing to count the ballots in certain states but not others was "fraud" while prematurely claiming victory in a televised address early Wednesday morning.

"This is a fraud on the American public," Trump said. "This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election."

"This is a very big moment," he added. "This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we'll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop."

None of the outstanding ballots that were yet to be counted as of Wednesday night were cast after Election Day.

Newsweek reached out to Fox News for comment.

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Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity appears on video at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Waterford, Michigan on October 30, 2020. John Moore/Getty