Trump’s False Statement About Counting Ballots in Pennsylvania

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2020
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At a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that a Pennsylvania court had permitted election officials “to take as long as they want” to count mail-in ballots.

In fact, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ruled that the ballots mailed by Election Day (or presumed to have been mailed by Election Day) could be counted if they arrived by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, three days after Election Day.

The case focused on the deadline for accepting ballots, not how long the count would take. In fact,...

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