AG Hunter To Join Republican AGs In Questioning Pennsylvania Election Rules

Monday, November 9th 2020, 5:52 pm
By: News 9, News On 6


Oklahoma's attorney general plans to file a brief Monday to challenge the rules being used in Pennsylvania pertaining to the presidential election.

Attorney General Mike Hunter joined attorneys general from a handful of other states in arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court acted in a legislative capacity, altering the deadline for absentee or mail-in ballots to arrive.

Pennsylvania is one of many states that allow for properly postmarked ballots to arrive after Election Day. At issue is a change in the rules, at the last minute, to allow for it in Pennsylvania.

"Changing the rules of the election right before voting starts robs the state of being able to set its own election laws and causes confusion among voters. We encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to review this case without delay," Hunter said.

President-elect Joe Biden is leading in Pennsylvania by more than 45,000 votes. Of the states that allow for absentee ballots to arrive after Election Day, nine of them voted for President Donald Trump (Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Utah and West Virginia) and two of them are expected to be called for the president (Alaska and North Carolina).

Nine states voted for Biden: California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

For a state-by-state list of rules pertaining to absentee and mail-in voting policies, click here.

When Hunter's brief is filed, you'll be able to find it here.