The highest court in Pennsylvania just issued a stunning ruling that could be pivotal far beyond the borders of the state.
The court’s 5-2 ruling “granted the Democratic Party’s request to order a three-day extension of Pennsylvania’s Election Day deadline to count mailed-in ballots,” reported Breitbart News.
Pennsylvania is not the first state to allow mail-in voting to be counted for days after the election but given that Pennsylvania is typically a vital battleground state, the decision could have huge implications for when the presidential election results can be accurately known.
Ballots that are eligible to be counted must be postmarked by the time polls close and be received by county election boards at 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, three days after the Nov. 3 election. Republicans have opposed changing that deadline.
The purpose of the clash between the GOP and Democrats is mainly over whether these new mail-in measures and delays will hurt the stability of democracy by preventing the results of the election from being known in a timely manner.