PA Court Strikes Down 2019 Law That Greatly Expanded Mail-In Voting in 2020 Election

According to a court in Pennsylvania, the mail-in voting rules that were in place during the 2020 election are now “unconstitutional.”

In Pennsylvania, in the 2020 presidential election, President Joe Biden received nearly 2 million mail-in votes, which according to a new court ruling, would be “unconstitutional” for future elections.

On Friday morning, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s 2019 law that expanded mail-in voting. The ruling comes after former President Donald Trump and his allies have questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election, filing numerous court cases following the 2020 election.

According to the Pennsylvania Election Returns’ website, Biden received 1,995,691 mail-in votes to Trump’s 595,538. Biden won the state and its 20 electoral votes with 50.1 percent of the vote to Trump’s 48.84 percent.

So Biden garnered a net 1.4 million vote advantage over Trump due to a mail-in voting policy that is now considered unconstitutional.

Would have been nice for Republicans to mount a legal challenge to the 2019 law before the 2020 election, but hey, it’s the Republican Party, what else do you expect?

Last thing: don’t expect this law to stay overturned for long. This was not the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that made the ruling, it was a lower court. So the ruling will certainly be appealed up to the state Supreme Court and reinstated sooner or later, as the State Supreme Court has a 5-2 Democratic majority.

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