The lawsuit argues that any changes made to absentee voting should require an amendment to the commonwealth’s Constitution. If a court ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania Republican lawsuit it would invalidate all votes cast by mail in the 2020 election.
“This court must intervene immediately in order to prevent further, irreparable injury from the resulting wrongs of an election conducted pursuit to an unconstitutional and invalid mail-in voting scheme,” the plaintiffs wrote.
Attorneys for Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar requested the court dismiss the lawsuit.
“While draped in the driest of historical arguments, petitioners’ claim is audacious; to grant it would undercut the very foundations of Pennsylvania’s democracy and snatch the most basic of rights from its people,” the attorneys wrote in their response to the lawsuit.