Pennsylvania: Mail ballots can't be discarded over signature

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September 16, 2020 - 5:08 am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials in the presidential battleground of Pennsylvania have told counties they cannot reject a ballot solely because an election official believes a signature doesn’t match the one in the voter’s file. The guidance prompted the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to drop a federal lawsuit Monday. The groups had sought to ensure voters could fix ballots that are missing signatures or flagged for a mismatch. Concerns have risen that thousands of November mail-in ballots could be discarded in a state that helped propel President Donald Trump to the White House in 2016.

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