The furious fight over mail-in ballots and dragging out the election has already begun even though election day is more than 40 days away.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court court ruled that state officials can accept mail-in ballots up to three days after the election as long as they were mailed by Election Day as evidenced by a postmark. The court made the ruling to give officials leeway to deal with what is expected to be an avalanche of mail-in votes this year.
Of course, this brings up the problem that some ballots aren’t postmarked. Then what?
The state already had a taste of the issues surrounding mail-in voting during its primaries in June. The deluge of mail-in votes put off finalizing elections by days and weeks.
The ruling is important because Pennsylvania is a “must-win” swing state for President Trump and one where he narrowly prevailed in 2020. If the election comes down to this state and the results aren’t known for weeks, it could lead to a very tense and ugly situation.