Two Pennsylvania Counties Two Election Rules “Allegheny County counted undated ballots but Westmoreland County did not”


“Boss” Tweed, was an American politician most notable for being the “boss” of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th-century New York City and State.


A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli to discount undated mail-in ballots in Allegheny County, finding that the ballots that put incumbent Democrat Jim Brewster ahead are valid.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which already ruled on the Ziccarelli challenge, allowed the ballots to be counted.

Still, state Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said in a statement on Friday that decision was wrong.

“Pennsylvania voters have an expectation that their elections will be fair and consistent. The actions by Allegheny County, coupled with Justice [David] Wecht’s decision to count the ballots for this election only, casts doubt on the existence of a fair and consistent election. Both actions by these entities were neither fair nor consistent to the candidates and voters,” she said.

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