Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to enforce separation of late-arriving ballots

“Given the results of the November 3, 2020 general election, the Pennsylvania vote could well determine the next President of the United States – and it is currently unclear whether all 67 county electoral boards will separate late-arriving ballots,” the GOP filing said.

Boockvar said Thursday that late-arriving ballots will be segregated and have not yet been counted. However, she did not promise that they would not be counted once the officials finished working on the earlier ballot papers.

Boockvar has also said that she believes the number of late ballots is likely to be low due to the extensive pre-election publicity on the legal controversy and postal delays.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4: 3 in September that ballots received up to three days after election day should be counted. However, Republicans claim that this decision usurped the role of the Pennsylvania legislature.

Republicans and Pennsylvania lawmakers took the matter to the US Supreme Court back in September. The court rejected the motion on October 19 by 4-4 votes. Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s upholding in court, however, could upset that balance.

Petitions for the court to officially record the case are pending. Republicans tried to speed it up just before election day, but the judges unanimously ruled that there was insufficient time to hear the case in time for the election. Barrett did not participate in this decision.

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