The Trump campaign scored a second win in a Pennsylvania court on Thursday.
Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt, the presiding judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, ruled that some ballots lacking identifying voter information should be set aside and not yet counted, The Daily Wire reported.
Judge Leavitt on Thursday afternoon ordered that all ballots received between Nov. 9-12 that lack voter information on them be separated out and not counted pending further instruction of the court.
The court order says, “The county boards of elections shall segregate ballots for which identification is received and verified on November 10, 11, and 12, 2020, from ballots for which identification is received and verified on or before November 9, 2020. The segregation for which identification is received and verified on November 10, 11, and 12, 2020, shall not be counted until further order of this court.”
University of California Irvine law professor Rick Hasen, who is also a CNN election law analyst, said the court ruling is unlikely to affect the end outcome of whoever wins the state of Pennsylvania.
“[Hasen] tells me he doubts this will be a big deal — with the caveat being that if the PA count is super close, this order would set off a race to obtain the relevant voter info by the Nov 9 deadline set out by the judge,” The Hill reporter John Kruzel said.