In a major development for supporters of election integrity, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Republican Party today after it agreed with them that undated and misdated absentee ballots should not be counted in the upcoming midterm elections.
The issue was a point of contention in the 2020 elections in key swing-states, where Republicans argued that undated absentee ballots should not be included as well as ballots that were mailed in after election day.
Pennsylvania will be particularly important in the battle to control the Senate as Republican Mehmet Oz faces off against John Fetterman.
The polls currently show the race well within the margin of error as Fetterman leads by 1.2 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average.
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The PA Supreme Court agrees with us that incorrectly or undated mail ballots can not be counted in next week’s elections.
Republicans went to court. Now Democrats have to follow the law.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 1, 2022
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court banned the counting of undated or misdated absentee ballots in the upcoming midterm election.
In an order issued Tuesday, the court told the Pennsylvania county boards of elections “to refrain from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots received for the November 8, 2022 general election that are contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes.”
The court said it was “evenly divided” on the issue of whether failing to count the undated ballots is a constitutional violation, and so ordered that all the misdated or undated ballots be segregated and preserved by the county boards of elections.
Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman for the RNC, reacted to the court order in a Tuesday evening tweet, claiming a “massive” legal victory. “The PA Supreme Court agrees with us that incorrectly or undated mail ballots can not be counted in next week’s elections,” McDaniel tweeted. “Republicans went to court. Now Democrats have to follow the law.”