The recent decision of the US Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania and North Carolina to extend the deadline for their election officials to accept votes.
Under the challenge of the Republican Party, these two measures have reached the Supreme Court. According to the current ruling, Pennsylvania officials will be able to count the votes received up to three days after the election. In North Carolina, the deadline has been extended by 9 days until November 12.
Both states are battlegrounds, and the turnout rate may be the main factor in the electoral votes of President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a petition seeking review by the Pennsylvania Republican Party to the Supreme Court, the party stated that it risks confusing voters when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules to change how the state handles its elections. This argument is called the “Purcell Principle”
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When the Supreme Court decided to reinstate South Carolina’s request for witnesses to vote in absentia, Justice Brett Kavanaugh agreed with Sale. Kavanov cited the precedent that the federal courts generally “should not change the state election rules in the period near the election.
According to reports, Republican lawmakers from North Carolina accused the Election Commission of attempting to tamper with its extension rights.
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Judges Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they will approve the injunction made by the state election commission. The newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett) did not participate in the ruling.
Ronn Blitzer of Fox News contributed to this report.