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Pennsylvania GOP lawsuit says GOP passed voting law is unconstitutional
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 22, 2020 03:52PM
Some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers are filing suit challenging the states mail-in ballots are unconstitutional. The law was passed last year by the GOP majority house and senate unanimously (save one representative) and not challenged previously.

The suit seeks to have all mail-in ballots tossed on the grounds that the state legislature did not have the authority to change the state voting laws. It should have been done by a constitutional amendment.



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Re: Pennsylvania GOP lawsuit says GOP passed voting law is unconstitutional
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 22, 2020 04:17PM
I saw that yesterday, seems unlikely that he'll succeed.

[www.inquirer.com]

Too late to challenge the law.

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But Kelly’s lawsuit may face even greater hurdles. The specific law he is challenging included provisions requiring all constitutional challenges to it to be filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court within six months of the law’s final passage.

His suit brought before a lower appellate court comes six months after that deadline. In it, he argues that the legislature did not have the authority to expand the availability of remote voting and that if they wished to do so it would have required an amendment to the state constitution.

And he didn't seem to have an issue when he was elected under that law and received mail-in votes.

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In addition to Kelly, who was reelected this year based in part on 35,000 mail ballots, the plaintiffs also include five GOP voters from Erie, Mercer and Allegheny Counties as well as two losing Republican candidates for office — Sean Parnell, who lost his Congressional bid to incumbent U.S. Rep. Connor Lamb (D., Pa.), and Philadelphian Wanda Logan, who was beaten by Democrat Amen Brown in a state House race.
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Re: Pennsylvania GOP lawsuit says GOP passed voting law is unconstitutional
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 22, 2020 04:54PM
I'd love a judge to simply say - 'there is no such thing as a do-over, stop your whining.'
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