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Pennsylvania Judge Sides with Trump Campaign

Nov. 12, 2020 (EIRNS)—The Trump campaign succeeded in its efforts to overrule the decision taken unilaterally by the Pennsylvania Secretary of State to allow problems with ballots to be cured by Nov. 12, rather than the date of Nov. 9 that had been decided by the legislature.

“[T]he Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline ... for certain electors to verify proof of identification,” Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt said in a court order.

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