Pennsylvania High Court Rejects Bid to Halt Election Certification

Headline Roundup November 28th, 2020

On Saturday, Pennsylvania's highest court rejected a lower court's order blocking the state from certifying the state's 2020 presidential election results. The challenge, led by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), claimed the state's mail-in voting law was unconstitutional. It was thrown out by the state's Supreme Court, which said the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the law allowed for challenges to Pennsylvania's year-old mail-in voting law. This comes a day after a federal appeals court in Philadelphia rejected the Trump campaign’s effort to challenge the state’s election results.

The story was covered by media outlets across the political spectrum.

Pennsylvania High Court Rejects Bid to Halt Election Certification

From the Right
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Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans challenging the vote count in the battleground state.

The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the law allowed for challenges to Pennsylvania's expansive year-old mail-in voting law.

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From the Center
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday rejected a last-ditch bid from Republicans including Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) to halt the certification of the 2020 election results in the Keystone State.

The court's decision delivered the latest blow for Republicans, President Trump and his campaign to overturn election results in a battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won by over 1 percentage point.

In an order released on Saturday night, the state supreme court vacated a preliminary order by the Commonwealth Court and dismissed the case.

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From the Left
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an election challenge spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who argued that a law permitting no-excuse mail voting violated the state Constitution.

Kelly, along with several other Pennsylvania Republicans, sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes, which could have ceded a key state won by President-Elect Joe Biden to President Donald Trump.

The ruling said, "Petitioners sought to invalidate the ballots of the millions of Pennsylvania voters who utilized the mail-in voting procedures. ... Alternatively, Petitioners advocated the extraordinary proposition that the court...

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