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Oklahoma AG Hunter Files Brief Challenging Pennsylvania’s Mail-In Ballot Deadline

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday challenging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to allow mail-in ballots to be received up to three days after Election Day. 

The brief argues that under the Constitution, state legislatures, rather than state courts such as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, must determine when to stop accepting absentee ballots and begin counting votes.

This comes after Republican attorneys general of 10 states signed a briefin support of the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s lawsuit against the state Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. 

Joe Biden narrowly won Pennsylvania, which gave him the electoral votes needed to win the presidency. 

A representative from Attorney General Hunter’s office said the cost of supporting the lawsuit won’t be more than the cost to print the brief, but that there’s no invoice yet. 

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Katelyn discovered her love for radio as a student employee at KGOU, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then working as a reporter and producer in 2021-22. Katelyn has completed internships at SiriusXM in New York City and at local news organizations such as The Journal Record and The Poteau Daily News. Katelyn served as president of the OU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists from 2017 to 2020. She grew up in Midland, Texas.
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