HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – A judge in the Pennsylvania Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered state officials to stop further steps to verify election results.
The decision comes a day after Governor Tom Wolf said Democrat Joe Biden was certified as the winner of the state presidential election.
It was not immediately clear whether Patricia McCullough, a judge of the Commonwealth Court, could order proof of state and local competitions on the ballot paper or interrupt the scheduled meeting of 20 state voters on 14 December.
“If further steps are needed to improve the verification of the results of the 2020 general election for the offices of President and Vice-President of the United States, respondents will be invited to do so in advance and await a demonstration hearing. Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. held via WebEx according to the judge ‘s instructions.
U.S. Republican Mike Kelly and others are launching about 2.5 million mailings, mostly delivered by Democrats. People attacking the ballots submitted a request for additional emergency assistance shortly before midnight Tuesday.
Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, is appealing the judge’s decision to the state Supreme Court. Shapiro said in a Twitter post that the judge’s order will not affect voter appointments on Tuesday.