A Pennsylvania judge has handed the Trump campaign a victory in their legal battle against the Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, ruling that Boockvar lacked authority to change the deadline 2 days before Election Day.
Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt has ordered that the state may not count ballots where the voters needed to provide proof of ID but failed to do so by November 9th.
Per Fox News “State law said that voters have until six days after the election — this year that was Nov. 9 — to cure problems regarding a lack of proof of identification. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted three days after Election Day, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar submitted guidance that said proof of identification could be provided up until Nov. 12, which is six days from the ballot acceptance deadline. That guidance was issued two days before Election Day.”
Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt said in the court order “The Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification.”
Previously, the court had ordered al ballots where voters provided proof of identification between Nov. 10 and 12 be segregated.
This is only one of several legal challenges the Trump campaign has brought to the state of Pennsylvania.