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Pa. high court rejects Kelly lawsuit challenging election

November 28, 2020 News Extra

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President Donald Trump's campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. The state Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Saturday led by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th, saying it was filed months after a time limit in Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.

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.

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