CTH: A recent appeals court ruling, unrelated to the current year ballot counting, may have an impact within the close Pennsylvania senate primary race between David McCormick and Mehmet Oz. Currently Mehmet Oz is ahead by around 1,000 votes [NYT LINK]
The court ruled that mail-in ballots without a date on the envelope may be counted in the prior election.
“The three-judge panel’s judgment said the state election law’s requirement of a date next to the voter’s signature on the outside of return envelopes was “immaterial.” They said they found no reason to refuse counting the ballots that were set aside in the Nov. 2, 2021, election for common pleas judge in Lehigh County.”
This ruling happens as the current mail-in ballots in PA are being counted. McCormick is slightly winning the mail-in ballot count, so his team quickly sent the ruling out to all Pennsylvania voting districts.