SCOTUS Rejects GOP Bid On PA Ballots Deadline

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports:

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected Republican requests to block extended ballots past Nov. 3 in Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court will not expedite the request from state Republicans to end the extended deadline for receiving mail-in ballots.

The court’s order on Wednesday left open the possibility that the justices could take up and decide after the voting whether a three-day extension to receive and count absentee ballots ordered by the state’s high court was proper.

New Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate “because of the need for a prompt resolution of it and because she has not had time to fully review the parties’ filings,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in an email.