Republicans File Emergency Applications with Supreme Court to Keep Certain Mail-In Ballots from Being Counted

Various Pennsylvania Republican Party leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court to disallow counting of mail-in ballots that are received after Election Day in an emergency motion on Monday.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Keystone State Democrats by permitting mail-in votes to be counted so long as they are received within three days of Election Day.

Such mail-in votes are to be tabulated by local elections officials provided that ballot envelopes clearly show they were mailed by November 3–or even if they are not if the lack of such a postmark is likely the result of error(s) by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

“[W]e conclude that a ballot received on or before 5:00 p.m. on November 6,
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