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Federal judge says Pennsylvania mail-in ballots should still count if dated incorrectly

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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Mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania without accurate handwritten dates on their exterior envelopes must still be counted if they are received in time, a judge ruled Tuesday, concluding that rejecting such ballots violates federal civil rights law.

The decision has implications for the 2024 presidential election in a key battleground state where Democrats have been far more likely to vote by mail than Republicans.

In the latest lawsuit filed over a 2019 state voting law, U.S. District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter ruled that county boards of election may no longer reject...

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https://apnews.com/article/pennsylvania-voting-mail-ballot-date-lawsuit-86928b6ed5495e44fdb004dbc1e4302e

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