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Trump, Republicans sharpen legal attacks on Pa. ballots as count continues

The challenges center on certain mail ballots, but even if they are invalidated, it’s unclear if they would be enough to tip the balance of the contested swing state.

Trump campaign vows to halt Pa. vote count in a wave of legal challenges

The onslaught brought into focus a broader GOP strategy to rely on courts in Pennsylvania and other swing states pivotal to the president’s chances.

Despite GOP threats, Election Day legal challenges in Pa. remain sparse, but court battles over mail ballots loom

Both sides said that Election Day appeared to have gone relatively smoothly in the Philadelphia region. But significant court fights over the counting of mail ballots could still be on the horizon.

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Republicans seek to sideline Pa. mail ballots that voters were allowed to fix

Some counties notified voters of problem ballots, or informed political parties so they could do outreach. Others did nothing.

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Harassment, anger, and misinformation plague Pa. county officials as they struggle to keep 2020 election on track

They’re working 80-hour weeks, hiring armies of temporary workers, and renting extra space to keep them safe as they pledge to count votes by Friday after Election Day.

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to expedite Pa. mail ballot case, but could still intervene

With the prospect the high court could still hear the case or related challenges to late ballots, state election officials urged voters to hand-deliver their ballots as soon as possible.

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Counties cannot reject mail ballots because of mismatched signatures, Pa. Supreme Court rules

The high court’s unanimous ruling makes it far less likely there will be drawn out challenges to mail-in ballots based on signatures come Election Day.

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How Amy Coney Barrett could be key to new lawsuit to block Pa.’s mail-in ballot extension

The latest challenge raises a new legal question: whether extending the deadline affords mail-in voters a privilege not enjoyed by those who vote in person on Nov. 3.

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Pa. could become ‘ground zero’ for court battles on — and after — Election Day

From drop boxes to naked ballots, state and federal judges in recent weeks have waded into increasingly high-stakes battles to clarify what is legal, and what is not.

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Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus business waiver program was inconsistent, unfair, auditor says

The administration decided the fate of thousands of businesses across Pennsylvania with little transparency and no explanations for its shifting positions.