Justices deny fast, new look at Pennsylvania ballot deadline

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude absentee ballots received after Election Day in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, although it remained unclear whether those ballots will ultimately be counted.

The court’s order left open the possibility that the justices could take up and decide after the election whether a three-day extension to receive and count absentee ballots ordered by Pennsylvania’s high court was proper.

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Pa. officials urge voters to hand deliver mail-in ballots

By: Julian Routh

One week from the presidential election, more than half of the 3 million voters in Pennsylvania who applied for a mail-in ballot have returned them, state officials said Tuesday.

But that leaves about 1.1 million whose ballots still haven’t been received by county elections offices, and to those Pennsylvanians — and to those who applied before Tuesday’s deadline -— Gov. Tom Wolf has a message: “Don’t wait.”

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