Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2020, 7:44 PM

Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Deadline Upheld by Appeals Court

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

Four Pennsylvania voters and a GOP candidate lost their constitutional challenge to the state’s mail-in ballot deadline Friday, when the Third Circuit ruled that they lacked standing to bring the lawsuit and that rewriting the rule at the last minute would have done “more harm than good” even if the case had merit.

“Whether that rule was wisely or properly put in place is not before us now,” Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith wrote for the court. “When voters cast their ballots under a state’s facially lawful election rule and in accordance with instructions from the state’s election officials, private ...

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