Amanda Head had the privilege today to discuss the legal challenges to the presidential election with her friend Mike Yoder, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney. Their conservation gave needed perspective to yesterday’s win for the Trump campaign in a Pennsylvania court:
An appeals court ruled Thursday against Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar’s voter ID extension. “The secretary of state did not have lawful authority to override the state statute,” Mike explained. She previously did precisely that by granting first-time voters who didn’t have an ID to present to election clerks a six-day grace period. The problem with yesterday’s ruling is that, at a cursory glance, people might think it will automatically invalidate every unmarked ballot in Pennsylvania — that’s simply not true.
Mike explains the important takeaway concerns legal precedent. Now that a judge has ruled the secretary of state doesn’t have the lawful authority to override statue regarding the presentation of an ID, it logically follows that no official has the legal power to override law saying Election Day is November 3.
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