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Trump is encouraging Pennsylvania state lawmakers to repeal mail-in voting law
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Trump is encouraging Pennsylvania state lawmakers to repeal mail-in voting law

Reporting by Robert CostaBehind the scenes, a key ally says that former President Donald Trump is encouraging state lawmakers in Pennsylvania to repeal Act 77, the law that allows all voters in the state to cast ballots by mail, an effort that reveals that he is working behind the scenes to affect the 2022 midterm elections.On Sept. 6, there was a meeting in Trump Tower with Trump and key allies about how to urge Pennsylvania state Republicans to overturn or repeal Act 77, according to veteran political strategist and longtime Trump ally Michael Caputo, who participated in the meeting. The law, passed in 2019, enables "no excuse" mail-in voting and was upheld by the state Supreme Court earlier this year. The gathering was first reported by the news site Semafor and further detai...
Supreme Court reverses lower court decision which allowed undated mail-in ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania
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Supreme Court reverses lower court decision which allowed undated mail-in ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's top-ranking state elections official said Tuesday a new U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding how rules for the state's mail-in ballots had been applied in a county judge election doesn't change her agency's guidance about counting them. Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman said county elections officials should count mail-in votes that arrive in exterior envelopes with inaccurate or nonexistent handwritten dates, despite a requirement in state law. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier Tuesday had declared as moot a decision in May by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had said mail-in ballots without a required date on the return envelope had to be counted in a 2021 Pennsylvania judge race. The justices ruled 7-2 that ...