Pennsylvania Republicans have appealed to the federal Supreme Court to request an order for ballots that arrive in the mail after Election Day in the state to be segregated. The state’s top electoral official had already ordered those ballots to be kept separ ate.
Friday’s emergency petition came as Democratic candidate Joe Biden was passing President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania.RELATED
The petition is part of a Republican petition to the Supreme Court to try to prevent ballots received by mail from being counted after Election Day. The state’s highest court granted a three-day extension, and the Supreme Court refused to block it.
But Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, told local officials to keep the ballots separate because the high court has not finally decided whether she will intervene.
Republicans did not present any proof that the counties are not following Boockvar’s orders, but said that “it is not clear if all the county boards are following them in the post-election chaos.”
The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the state.