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Pennsylvania Asks Court To Extend Mail-in Voting Deadlines

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Matt Rourke
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Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is asking the state Supreme Court to extend deadlines for mail-in ballots in the November election.  Pennsylvania will be a premier presidential battleground in the race between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

The filing, submitted late Thursday, cited a letter dated July 29 by the general counsel of the U.S. Postal Service, Thomas Marshall. In it, Marshall warns that Pennsylvania's election-day deadline for mail-in ballots is "incongruous" with the postal service's delivery standards.

As a result, Wolf's administration is asking the state Supreme Court to order that ballots postmarked by election day be counted if they are valid and received during the three days following the election.

 

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