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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Issued An Order Requiring PA Elections Officials To Separate Ballots Received After 8 pm On Election Day


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It’s heating up in Pennsylvania right now.

News just came in that  Justice Samuel Alito has issued an order that allows Pennsylvania elections officials to separate ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Alito’s decision grants Republicans’ request to put the ballots in a secure container and have them counted separately.

Ultimately the separation of the ballots could lead to the ballots being thrown out considering they were received after the state’s deadline and would help  Trump chances of winning the state of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Fox News added more details see what they had to share:

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has issued a temporary order requiring Pennsylvania elections officials to segregate ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The move grants a GOP request, at least for now, to place the ballots in a secure, sealed container and have them counted separately, if at all.

The Pennsylvania GOP asked the Supreme Court for an emergency order after it was unable to get at least 25 of the county boards to confirm they were already doing that, and Alito agreed.

Alito, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, said that the court had not previously been informed on state guidance handed down to counties on Oct. 28 about what to do with ballots received between the 8 p.m. Nov. 3 deadline and Friday, Nov. 6.

There is a petition on the merits of the case still pending before the Supreme Court — which could potentially step in to overturn the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and void votes after they have been cast in a state that has the potential to decide the presidential election.

USA Today covered the story too:

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, on Friday night ordered the state’s county elections officials to keep separate mail-in ballots that arrived after 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Prior to Alito’s decision, the state’s top elections official had ordered those ballots be kept apart. But Alito acted after the state Republican Party said they couldn’t be sure election officials are complying with guidance, which was issued by Boockvar, a Democrat.

Separating ballots in PA is a big step for the GOP fighting for election integrity in the state.

Let’s keep a close eye on PA for the next couple of days and see where this leads.



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