Federal Judge Issues Stay in Mail-In Ballot Case
A federal judge has put the brakes on President Trump’s lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania – which was brought by Trump’s campaign challenging how the state delivers and counts their mail-in ballots. A U.S. District Court Trump appointee, Nicholas Ranjan of the Western Pennsylvania District, ruled the lawsuit against 67 county election boards along with the secretary of state should be paused while the state reviews other cases on voting procedures going forward. Ranjan said Pennsylvania state courts should be allowed to assess and interpret state voting statutes with regard to the plaintiff’s federally constitutional allegations. The lawsuit was initially filed by the RNC, along with the Trump Campaign and four Republican Pennsylvania Congress members. Ranjan stated previously Trump would have to provide fraud evidence for voting in Pennsylvania, at the behest of Democrats. The lawsuit comes following an expansion in Pennsylvania last year which allows anyone to vote by mail without having a particular reason. Trump continues to maintain his position that mail-in ballots invite voter fraud.
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