The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has made March 15 the date to repeal the state’s contentious mail-in voting law.
Three weeks ago, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a party line decision that the law violated the state constitution.
Indeed, the Constitution of Pennsylvania says residents must vote in person unless they meet specific requirements.
Although the law passed with bipartisan support in 2019, some Republican lawmakers argued that it would threaten election integrity.
Today, Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt sided again with GOP officeholders, by saying the court’s earlier ruling can take affect next month.
According to Leavitt, Republicans are likely to prevail in abolishing the law.
However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has yet to make a final ruling.
Allentown’s WFMZ-TV reports:
Terry Madonna, a political affairs professor at Millersville University, isn’t so sure about that.
“The Supreme Court is heavily democratic, and the Commonwealth Court that struck it down is heavily Republican, and make no mistake, I would be surprised if the Supreme Court allows the law to be struck down,” Madonna said.
Madonna also says the state’s highest court can overrule the March 15 date.
“The Supreme Court can step in at any time and put that date, March 15, on hold,” Madonna said.
Only time will tell.