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Pennsylvania Supreme Court extends mail-in ballot deadline


In a 5-2 ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended the deadlines for mail-in ballots to three days after Election day, a decision that could affect thousands of further votes to be counted, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.


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The previous law stated that mail-in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted, but the ruling transfers the state deadline to 5:00 p.m on the Friday after election day.

  • For mail-in ballots to be accepted after Election Day the ballots "must either be postmarked by Nov. 3 or have no proof they were sent afterward," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court also ruled that the Green Party’s presidential candidate "didn’t strictly follow procedures for getting on the state ballot in November’s election" and was removed, according to KDKA CBS Pittsburg.