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Late-arriving mail-in ballots count in Pennsylvania, for now

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top election official says mail-in ballots received by counties in the presidential battleground state within three days after polls close will count, although she cautioned that more litigation could change that. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said Thursday, however, that late-arriving ballots will be counted separately, for the sake of “effective and clear election administration in Pennsylvania.” On Wednesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a Republican Party bid to block a state court order granting the extended deadline for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump tweeted that a “3 day extension for Pennsylvania is a disaster."

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