Pennsylvania GOP again asks Supreme Court to block mail ballot deadline extension

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has filed a new request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the three-day mail ballot deadline extension that the state Supreme Court had ordered for the general election.The Pennsylvania court had ordered ballots to be counted if they are received by mail up to 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, and are either postmarked by Nov. 3 or have no or illegible postmarks. State law normally requires ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.In a filing Friday night with the nation’s high court, the state Republican Party made essentially the same a…

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