The Supreme Court of the United States has turned away an attempt from the Pennsylvania GOP to block an extended period for turning in ballots.
Notably, Chief Justice Roberts sided with the 3 liberal justices, resulting in a 4-4 tie.
Justices Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Thomas all sided with the Pennsylvania GOP.
NEW: Pennsylvania must count ballots received by Nov. 6 — in many cases even without a clear Election Day postmark — after the US Supreme Court split 4-4 on a challenge brought by Republicans. More to come.https://t.co/rLIgiW4Peb pic.twitter.com/YTKfpIiYOY
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 19, 2020
With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court is not at full strength and decisions can end in a 4-4 tie.