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    Default Pennsylvania court strikes down expansive mail-in voting law

    A statewide court on Friday declared that Pennsylvania’s expansive two-year-old mail-in voting law is unconstitutional, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on mail-in voting after then-President Donald Trump began baselessly attacking it as rife with fraud in 2020′s campaign.

    The decision, by a five-judge Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, could be put on hold immediately by an appeal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to the state Supreme Court.

    Still, the decision throws the state’s voting laws into doubt as voters prepare to elect a new governor and a new U.S. senator in 2022.

    The three Republican judges agreed with Republican challengers, saying that no-excuse mail-in voting is prohibited under the state constitution and the constitution must be changed to allow it.

    The two Democrats on the panel dissented. The state Supreme Court has a 5-2 Democratic majority.

    In 2019, the Republican-controlled Legislature authorized no-excuse mail-in voting for all voters, expanding upon a provision in the state constitution that required the state to provide the option for people to vote if they are unable to vote in person for specific reasons.

    Just over 2.5 million people voted under the law in 2020′s presidential election, most of them Democrats, out of 6.9 million total cast.

    https://apnews.com/article/pennsylva...079c8aa3c3b121

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    The left will become more unhinged as they see their power slipping through their fingers

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    So, fraud was caused by mail-in right? Because we needed more mail-in for COVID?

    Then why did Trump say there was massive fraud in 2016 also?

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    Again, as in just about every instance of voter fraud, little to no documentation has ever been presented that showed mail in voting fraud changed anything, it is all just a pretense to disenfranchise voters all motivated by the Big Lie

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Again, as in just about every instance of voter fraud, little to no documentation has ever been presented that showed mail in voting fraud changed anything, it is all just a pretense to disenfranchise voters all motivated by the Big Lie
    Many states have mail in voting and it works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    President Donald Trump began baselessly attacking it as rife with fraud in 2020′s campaign.
    If it was "baseless", why did the court strike it down (too late)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenUsurper View Post
    Many states have mail in voting and it works just fine.
    So you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    The left will become more unhinged as they see their power slipping through their fingers
    Appears some are having difficulty processing, the decision was issued by a “Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats” and is being appealed to the Sate Supreme Court which “has a 5-2 Democratic majority,” this only one “becoming unhinged” is yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchovies View Post
    Again, as in just about every instance of voter fraud, little to no documentation has ever been presented that showed mail in voting fraud changed anything, it is all just a pretense to disenfranchise voters all motivated by the Big Lie
    Quote Originally Posted by Poor Richard Saunders View Post
    Lack of evidence is not evidence of it not happening.
    Poor Anchovies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barfly View Post
    we needed more mail-in for COVID
    No you didn't. That was the Big Lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    So you say.
    No he is correct, currently eight States including ruby red Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Poor Anchovies.
    May be “poor,” but also correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Appears some are having difficulty processing, the decision was issued by a “Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats” and is being appealed to the Sate Supreme Court which “has a 5-2 Democratic majority,” this only one “becoming unhinged” is yourself
    did you see the tension in the ruling between the state Constitution and the the legislature?
    That seems to be the sticking point
    The three Republican judges agreed with Republican challengers, saying that no-excuse mail-in voting is prohibited under the state constitution and the constitution must be changed to allow it.

    The two Democrats on the panel dissented. The state Supreme Court has a 5-2 Democratic majority.

    In 2019, the Republican-controlled Legislature authorized no-excuse mail-in voting for all voters, expanding upon a provision in the state constitution that required the state to provide the option for people to vote if they are unable to vote in person for specific reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Appears some are having difficulty processing, the decision was issued by a “Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats” and is being appealed to the Sate Supreme Court which “has a 5-2 Democratic majority,” this only one “becoming unhinged” is yourself
    Not according to your post above here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchovies View Post
    No he is correct, currently eight States including ruby red Utah
    Prove it.

    This was his claim:

    Quote Originally Posted by BidenUsurper View Post
    Many states have mail in voting and it works just fine.
    If it "works just fine", how come a court struck down Pennsylvania's shenanigans, Anchovies?

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