SCOTUS directs Pa. to segregate ballots, won’t stop ballot counting

    The fight over mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania continues with the U.S. Supreme Court approving Republicans’ request to segregate the state’s mail-in ballots that were returned after Election Day.

     The Washington Post and MSNBC report that Justice Samuel Alito, who has jurisdiction over the region including Pennsylvania, approved the request, but called for Pennsylvania state officials to respond by Saturday, Nov. 7.

    The request likely won’t affect much even if SCOTUS sides with Republicans, as  Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar confirmed earlier this week that these ballots were already being segregated by local election offices per the department’s request.

    Cassie Miller
    A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.