The United States Supreme Court has invalidated a lower appeals court decision regarding mail-in ballots that changed the course of a judiciary race in Pennsylvania.
The original decision was rendered back in May by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It required mail-in ballots that were missing a mandatory date on the return envelope to be counted in a 2021 judicial race. Democrat Zac Cohen ended up winning his race for common pleas judge in Lehigh County because undated ballots were allowed to be counted.
Cohen will retain his office, but there seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding the Supreme Court ruling given the general election is mere weeks away.