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Pennsylvania Court Rejects Expanded Mail-In Voting; New York Dems Could Gain 3 House Seats in Redrawn Map

HeadlineJan 31, 2022

In another blow to voting rights, a Pennsylvania court on Friday struck down a state law that expanded mail-in voting. The court ruled Pennsylvania’s Constitution requires voters cast their ballots in person on Election Day, unless they meet certain criteria. The law, called Act 77, will remain in place while an appeal is resolved. A group of 14 Pennsylvania Republicans sued over the legislation after former President Trump lost the state to President Biden in 2020. At least 11 of them had voted in favor of passing Act 77 in 2019.

In other voting news, New York state lawmakers unveiled a proposed redrawn congressional map Sunday that could give Democrats as many as three more seats in the U.S. House.

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