Pa. judge rules late-arriving ballots shall not be counted
UPDATED 12:16 AM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020
A Pennsylvania court has ruled late-arriving ballots should not be counted toward the final vote tally.
On Thursday a judge sided with the Trump campaign, stating that the Democrat secretary of state in Pennsylvania did not have authority to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots. The judge pointed out that only the state legislature could do such.
Today’s PA court ruling is significant not because of the amount of ballots it affects but because it sets the legal precedent that PA’s Secretary of State did not have statutory authority to override election law. Neither did PA Supreme Court. Only legislature.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) November 12, 2020
The ruling means late-arriving ballots shall not be counted. Separately, the Trump campaign is suing to reverse the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to even accept late-arriving ballots.
Meanwhile, campaign adviser and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany revealed more evidence of suspected voter fraud in The Keystone State.
In an interview Thursday, she claimed some Republican voters were not allowed to cast their ballot in-person after receiving mail-in ballots by mistake. The Republican voters said they discarded the mail-in ballots and did not use them to vote.
McEnany went on to say Republican early voters were not given the opportunity to correct mistakes on their ballots, while their Democrat counterparts were.
The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits across the country in order to verify the election results.