SCOTUS Decides Not To Hear Lawsuit Over Penn. Election And Mail-In Ballots

It’s been nearly six months since the November 3rd election, and the Supreme Court on Monday has declined to hear a lawsuit about a Pennsylvania voting dispute.

Rejecting an appeal that challenges Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot efforts and voting laws, the Supreme Court wrote “The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot.”

Republican congressional candidate Jim Bognet originally filed the suit and stated his concern was the Pennsylvania Supreme Court didn’t have the authority to change election laws without the State General Assembly. Bognet lost his bid for congress.

In 2020, the PA Supreme Court ruled to allow for mail-in voting to be accepted three days after election day.