A Pennsylvania federal judge on Saturday rejected a challenge by the Trump campaign and Republican Party to state rules for mail-in voting and poll watchers, saying their claims of potential voter fraud were based on "uncertain assumptions."
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and Pennsylvania's top election official are again fighting over whether state or federal courts should decide an election issue in the battleground state, this time focusing on voters' signatures on mail-in ballots.
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign insisted to a federal court late last week that ballot drop boxes needed to be staffed and used equally across Pennsylvania's 67 counties for the upcoming election, while Democrats and state officials hit back in court filings arguing that counties could handle voting according to their needs and resources.
Pennsylvania's top election official said a state Supreme Court ruling on the upcoming election should have rendered moot a federal lawsuit from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign that sought to bar the use of drop boxes to collect mail-in ballots.
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign said the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's ruling allowing counties to collect mail-in ballots with drop boxes didn't address the campaign's claims that such boxes are vulnerable to fraud, and sought Monday to revive its federal lawsuit to stop their use in the upcoming election.
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign won't get an injunction that would set aside any ballots cast via drop boxes in Pennsylvania, since the state supreme court could resolve the question of their legality before voting begins, a Pittsburgh federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
An effort by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign to set aside Pennsylvania ballots cast via drop boxes in the upcoming election should be tossed out because the state's Supreme Court could rule on the boxes' legality before votes are cast, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar has told a federal court.
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is pressing a court to set aside Pennsylvania ballots cast via drop boxes and keep officials from counting them until state and federal courts rule on whether they're permitted under the state's election law.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has halted President Donald Trump's challenge to the state's use of drop boxes for collecting mail-in votes, ruling that state courts should have the first chance to interpret the newly implemented election law.
Pennsylvania's top election official asked the state's highest court to take up Democrats' state lawsuit seeking to affirm the legality of drop boxes for mail-in and absentee ballots, arguing that the suit and a competing federal case filed by Republicans threaten to cause confusion and delay.