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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday all mail-in ballots not containing the required date on the outer envelope are not allowed to be counted in the 2022 midterm election.

The ruling was in response to the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) lawsuit over the Pennsylvania law requiring a provided date. The lawsuit asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to order counties to separate undated and incorrect ballots from propper ballots.

“The Pennsylvania county boards of elections are hereby ordered to refrain from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots received for the November 8, 2022 general election that are contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes,” the court wrote in a statement.

“We hereby direct that the Pennsylvania county boards of elections segregate and preserve any ballots contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes,” the court added.

The court cited US Code, reading, “No person acting under color of law shall…deny the right of any individual to vote in any election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election.”

This ruling is not the first ruling against mail-in ballots by a State Supreme Court.

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Just last week, on Friday, Saratoga County Supreme Court Judge Dianne Freestone ruled that New York Democrats “exceeded” the state’s constitution by “violating the spirit of absentee voting.”

In her 28-page decision, she reacted to a signed law from former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which allows someone who is “concerned” about COVID-19 to vote by absentee ballot.

She says Cuomo’s 2020 legislation allows any voter to qualify for an absentee ballot, which violates the constitution.

Her decision will likely take into effect before the 2022 midterm election day, which is only a week away, but does not affect absentee ballots that have already been cast.

“But [Freestone’s] decision could lead to the overturning of a state law that blocks people from changing their mail-in votes by showing up to cast in-person ballots on Election Day,” the New York Post reports.

Forty-fifth President Donald Trump reacted to our recent article concerning Freestone’s ruling on Truth Social, writing, “Therefore, on that alone, the 2020 Presidential Election Election was Rigged and Stolen – But there is sooo much more!”

Last month, America First Legal (AFL) filed their second lawsuit in Pennsylvania against the Chester County Board of Elections over alleged illegal drop box activity caught on surveillance videos, according to an article published by the AFL.

Pennsylvania election laws require mail-in and absentee ballots be returned by mail or the voter, not another individual. One person is only allowed to drop off one ballot, not multiple.

In the 2022 primary election, only 11 out of 13 drop boxes had voter services monitoring the boxes and making sure all election laws were being followed. The remaining two drop boxes, on the other hand, did not have physical voter services monitoring them and were available 24 hours a day.

However, those two drop boxes did have security cameras. The camera footage caught over 330 individuals depositing void, invalid, or multiple ballots at once – all violating Pennsylvania election laws.

The Board of Election has these same 13 drop boxes authorized and set for the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

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