Supreme Court denies GOP effort to fast-track ruling on Pennsylvania ballot deadline

Supreme Court denies GOP effort to fast-track ruling on Pennsylvania ballot deadline
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to expedite review of a high-profile dispute over Pennsylvania’s deadline for mail-in absentee ballots, but left open the possibility of revisiting the matter after the election.

The Pennsylvania Republican Party had asked the court to review a ruling by the state supreme court that extended the deadline for returning mail-in ballots by three days to November 6. 

Justice Samuel Alito, writing for himself and Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, said there was “simply not enough time at this late date to decide the question before the election,” but added that “does not mean … that the state court decision must escape our review.” Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that county election boards would segregate ballots received after…



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