PA Supreme Court agrees to allow 3 extra days for mail-in ballot counting after Election Day

by Laura Mize · Sep 17th, 2020 4:04 pm
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Last Updated Sep 18th, 2020 at 2:06 pm

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that election officials will have three days after Election Day to count mail-in ballots after the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania requested the extension.

The state's primary election, held in June, was sent into chaos after officials allowed people to request mail-in ballots for any reason. More than 1.4 million people cast mail-in ballots in that election, which deluged the system and left results of some races undecided for weeks. Almost 40,000 primary ballots were canceled, or not counted, due to late return or discrepancies.

? Pennsylvania's highest court has a Democratic majority.


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