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PA Judge Confirms GOP Has a Case Against State's Allegedly ‘Unconstitutional' Mail-in Voting Scheme

Added 11-28-20 11:45:04am EST - “'Petitioners have a likelihood of success on the merits of its Pennsylvania Constitutional claim,' the judge said.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “PA Judge Confirms Order Halting Certification, Admits GOP Case Looks Likely To Succeed”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Matt Slocum / APChester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University on Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. (Matt Slocum / AP)

After the state appealed her ruling to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a commonwealth judge is defending her decision to order a temporary halt to any actions to certify the state’s 2020 presidential election results pending a hearing on a lawsuit that seeks to void millions of potentially unconstitutional mail-in ballots.

Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough issued a memorandum opinion on Friday explaining her rationale in temporarily stopping the state’s actions to certify its 2020 election results until the lawsuit is heard.

The lawsuit filed by a group of Pennsylvania Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Kelly and 2020 congressional candidate Sean Parnell, claims Pennsylvania’s October 2019 expansion of “no-excuse” mail-in voting “violated the state constitution’s limits on who can cast an absentee ballot,” Law360 reported.

“Petitioners appear to have established a likelihood to succeed on the merits because Petitioners have asserted the Constitution does not provide a mechanism for the legislature to allow for expansion of absentee voting without a constitutional amendment,” McCullough wrote Friday.

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