Court Decisions Didn't End Pennsylvania Voting Law Fight

Sep 20, 2020

This is an Official Democratic General Primary mail-in ballot for the Pennsylvania primary in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Credit Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Nov. 3 presidential contest will test Pennsylvania's ability to handle a massive mail-in vote and, while its high court settled several partisan points of dispute over how to update the state's election law, counties remain unprepared in several important ways. Plus, the legal challenges are not necessarily over. Meanwhile, lawmakers and election officials continue to warn that the conditions are ripe for a presidential election result to be left hanging in limbo on a drawn-out vote count in Pennsylvania, a premier battleground state where the result could be very close. Some also warn that huge numbers of mail-in votes could be invalidated, unless the law is changed.