Missouri Attorney General’s Office Joins Coalition Regarding Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Decision

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is joining 9 other attorneys general in a brief urging the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowing mail-in ballots to be received 3 days after Election Day, even without postmarks.

The brief claims that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority and encroached on the authority of the legislature in ruling that ballots received three days after election can be accepted, including ballots with an illegible postmark or no postmark at all. A second claim notes that voting by mail can create risks of voter fraud, including in Pennsylvania. The third claim says the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision exacerbated these risks of absentee ballot fraud.

Attorneys general from Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Florida also signed on to the brief.