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Pennsylvania GOP Challenges Mail-in Ballot Ruling

Republicans may hope a Supreme Court Justice Barrett would mean a new decision in their favor.

Pennsylvania GOP Challenges Mail-in Ballot Ruling
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Pennsylvania Republicans want a second Supreme Court ruling on the state's mail-in ballot deadline.  

Pennsylvania was granted an extra three days to count mail-in ballots after the election, despite Republican objections. That's only because of a tied decision on the Supreme Court, leaving in place a lower court ruling that allowed the extension. 

Republicans may hope a Justice Amy Coney Barrett would mean a new decision in their favor. But Pennsylvania Democrats argue a change this late will cause confusion and disruption.