Voters in Georgia, where President Donald Trump leads by around 19,000 votes, may seek to "cure" their mailed ballots if initially rejected, a process that affords voters the opportunity to resolve an issue with a problem ballot and get it counted.
The issue of ballot remediation has come into the spotlight amid a bitter race for the White House that is still too close to call. Trump has repeatedly claimed mail-in ballots, in contrast to votes cast in person, are more prone to fraud.
"That's absolutely prohibited under Pennsylvania law, there's no way to do that. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recognized that in the case, that's the leading case in Pennsylvania, that's now up in the U.S. Supreme Court," said attorney Tom King, who is suing Pennsylvania's Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on behalf of Republican candidates.
"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court stated that, 'mail-in or absentee voters are not provided any opportunity to cure perceived defects in a timely manner'" and ballot remediation "creates a high risk of jeopardizing the integrity of the Nov. 3, 2020 general election," the lawsuit states, according to the outlet.
Boockvar would not comment on active litigation, but told WPVI: "We will make sure every vote is counted. Every eligible voter has the right to cast their vote."