State Official Did Not Have the Authority to Change Voting Deadline (REPORT)

State Official Did Not Have the Authority to Change Voting Deadline (REPORT)

(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.

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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