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High court formally rejects election challenges

February 22, 2021 News Extra

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U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including three disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election.

Three of the election-related lawsuits also had local ties to Butler County. One was filed by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th, along with multiple other Republican colleagues. For that case, Butler attorney Thomas King III filed an amicus brief in support of Kelly's case on behalf of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.

Kelly's lawsuit claims the Pennsylvania mail-in voting law is unconstitutional.

The second case that was rejected is Republican Party of Pennsylvania vs. Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid. The case questions the legality of the three-day extensions afforded to gathering votes submitted by mail.

And the third case is Donald J. Trump for President vs. Degraffenreid, who took the place of former Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar in both cases.

The third case attempts to prevent the certification of Pennsylvania's election results.

This is a breaking news report — read the full article in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.

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