(NewsReady.com) – Pennsylvania’s election rules have been hotly debated in recent months, and especially since November 3. Republicans are taking issue with a number of the state’s guidelines, but a directive by the secretary of state was particularly worrisome. Fortunately, they finally have some relief.
On Thursday, November 12, Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt ruled a number of ballots won’t count because Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D) unilaterally made changes to election laws. Residents of the state had until November 9 to fix problems related to a lack of identification. The secretary issued an order extending that deadline to Nov. 12, but the court ruled she “lacked statutory authority” to do so.
Pennsylvania court rules in favor of @TeamTrump, noting that the anti-Trump Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar exceeded her authority in trying to count ballots arriving AFTER Election Day.
Article 1, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution MATTERS!https://t.co/ZZS1c3EUwQ
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 12, 2020
As a result of the ruling, a small number of ballots will no longer count. The ruling may not possibly swing the election for President Donald Trump, but Republicans are celebrating it as a win because the directive was an abuse of power by a Democratic official and undermined the election.
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