State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Ballot Receipt Deadline Challenge

Bognet v. Boockvar

Lawsuit filed by a Republican congressional candidate and individual voters against the Pennsylvania secretary of state and county boards of elections challenging the state’s three-day extension of its ballot receipt deadline. The plaintiffs argue that the extension, which allows the counting of mail-in ballots cast by Election Day and received by 8 p.m. three days after the election, violates multiple provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) intervened in the case. The district court denied the plaintiffs’ requested injunctive relief, finding that they raised their issues too close to the election, and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. The Republicans petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, which vacated the lower court’s judgment and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss it as moot.

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