Pennsylvania Republicans Are Already Refusing to Count Absentee Ballots

Voting ballot: Absentee voting by mail with ballot envelope

The Stealing of America

Republicans in Pennsylvania, which could ultimately decide the presidential contest, seem to have gotten the message. As of Monday, several GOP elections officials in the Keystone State said they would not count absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day, even though the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Pennsylvania should count all ballots postmarked by Tuesday and received by Friday. Ray D’Agostino, the GOP commissioner of Lancaster County, posted on Facebook that the county would set aside all of the ballots received after Tuesday—and explicitly said he would wait until a new ruling from the Supreme Court before tallying them. “Between Wednesday and Friday this week, mail ballots that came in Monday and Tuesday will be processed, and ballots received Wednesday through Friday with postmarks by 8 pm on Election Day (or no postmark) will be set aside until a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court or some other direction,” he wrote.

Pennsylvania Republicans Are Already Refusing to Count Absentee Ballots