Big legal defeat for Republicans: Supreme Court endorses extension of vote by mail in Pennsylvania

More Democratic voters are expected to vote by mail in the November 3 election.

The Supreme Court left Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail extension intact on Monday , a legal defeat for Republicans heading into the Nov. 3 election .

The four most conservative judges of the court (Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh) would have opted to stop the entry into force of the extension of the term. This suggests that the Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the three Liberal judges and was tied at four , which put the lower court’s decision into effect .

Pennsylvania Republicans and senior members of the Legislature (with a Republican majority) had asked justices to review a state Supreme Court ruling requiring election officials to accept stamped ballots on Election Day if they arrive. within three days .

The resolution is seen as a victory in a key state in which Trump won in 2016 by just over 44,000 votes. More Democratic voters are expected to exercise their right by mail than people who support Trump.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party have challenged voting by mail without evidence, while Republicans have tried to facilitate it amid the coronavirus pandemic

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