Supreme Court declines to take action on Trump’s Pennsylvania appeal prior to certification of Biden win
The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday took no action to overturn a lower court decision that allowed the counting of late-arriving mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.
President Donald Trump's campaign had sought to exclude mail-in ballots that arrived after election day.
In 4-4 decision in October, the high court upheld the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling that said ballots postmarked by election day can arrive up to three days after the election.
The court later handed the Trump campaign a victory with an order saying that late-arriving ballots must be segregated before being counted.
The Trump campaign had hoped that the Supreme Court would hear the case prior to Pennsylvania's certification of the 2020 election.
But on Monday, the court's regular order list for its November 20 conference did not include any action on the case.
The court could take action at its December 4 conference, which is after Pennsylvania's November 23 deadline for counties to certify the election.
No new grants from SCOTUS this AM, including no action on the PA absentee ballot case (which won't affect the outco… https://t.co/y5zg30GkRd— Matt Ford (@Matt Ford) 1606141971
#SCOTUS releases regular Order List from November 20 Conference; no new grants; no action on Pennsylvania late-arri… https://t.co/TxSH8rYWDa— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck) 1606141935
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