High Court Ruling Foreshadows Bitter Voting Battles Ahead

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A recent move by the U.S. Supreme Court has Democrats worried an expanded conservative bloc might embrace a sweeping legal argument that could upend decades of election law — and potentially decide this year's presidential contest.

In a 4-4 ruling on Oct. 19, the high court declined an emergency stay request from Republicans who are challenging a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allows mail-in ballots to be counted even if they arrive up to three days after Nov. 3, handing a win to Democrats in a series of nationwide legal battles over election procedures.

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