Panel Of Pennsylvania Judges Strikes Down States Mail-In Ballot Law

A voter casts her early voting ballot at drop box outside of City Hall in Philadelphia. | Mark Makela/Getty Images


A Pennsylvania state court on Friday struck down the law allowing any voter to cast a ballot by mail, handing a victory to Republican lawmakers who sought to curtail the practice amid former President Donald Trump’s attacks on mail voting.

A panel of judges from Pennsylvania’s commonwealth court ruled that Act 77 — which passed out of the state legislature with bipartisan support and was signed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2019 — violated the state constitution.

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, also a Democrat, said the ruling would be appealed to the state Supreme Court, which turned back other challenges to the law in 2020 and has a generally liberal bent.

“This opinion is based on twisted logic and faulty reasoning, and is wrong on the law,” he said in a statement. “The issue will now go before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and we are confident that Act 77 will ultimately be upheld as constitutional.”

An appeal would automatically trigger a stay of the lower court’s ruling.

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