Pennsylvania judge rules GOP campaign lawsuit ‘likely to succeed’ despite certification

A Pennsylvania appeals court judge ruled that a lawsuit from a group of GOP lawmakers and candidates challenging the constitutionality of the state’s mail-in voting policy stands a good chance of succeeding.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough wrote the opinion on Friday as a part of her assessment in calling for state officials to stop any additional steps toward certifying election results. The central legal argument for the lawsuit hinges on a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in 2019 called Act 77.

The act permitted voters to cast their ballots by mail up to 50 days prior to an election without giving an excuse,
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