HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit led by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th, attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state.
The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvania's expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.
Justices also remarked on the lawsuit's staggering demand that an entire election be overturned retroactively.
“They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,” Justice David Wecht wrote in a concurring opinion.
The week-old lawsuit had challenged the state's mail-in voting law as unconstitutional.
Read more in Monday's Butler Eagle.