Supreme Court won’t expedite Pennsylvania GOP’s request to block mail-in ballot extension

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The Supreme Court voted 5-3 on Wednesday to deny a bid from Pennsylvania Republicans to expedite their request to shorten the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots. Newly-confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in the decision.

Why it matters: A lower court ruling allowing ballots to be counted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, will remain in place for now. Conservative Justices Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion that it’s too close to the election to take up the case, but it could still be reviewed after the election if late-arriving ballots make a difference.


Worth noting: “Justice Barrett did not participate in the consideration of this motion because of the need for a prompt resolution of it and because she has not had time to fully review the parties’ filings,” according to a statement from the Public Information office.

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Read the statement from Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch.

Source: https://www.axios.com/supreme-court-pennsylvania-mail-in-ballots-gop-936efda5-1ab5-46d6-89c2-56029ba50180.html
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