Pennsylvania Ballots In Undated Envelopes To Be Uncounted Says Supreme Court –The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has just (Nov. 1) ordered all county boards of elections to refrain from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots received for the November 8, 2022 general election that are contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes.
The court was split 3-3 with Kevin Dougherty, Sallie Updyke Mundy and Kevin Brobson saying not counting the ballots did not violate federal law and Chief Justice Debra Todd, Christine Donohue and David Wecht saying it did.
There is a vacancy due to the Sept. 30 death of Chief Justice Max Baer.
Brobson and Ms. Mundy are the only justices elected as Republicans.
Ballots contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes were ordered to be segregated and preserved.
The suit was filed by the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania along with citizens David Ball, James D. Bee, Jesse D. Daniel, Gwendolyn Mae Deluca, Ross M. Farber, Lynn Marie Kalcevic, Vallerie Siciliano-Biancaniello, and S. Michael Streib.
The court dismissed the citizens for lack of standing.
The decision can be read here: