U.S. Supreme Court order to isolate a number of ballots in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Supreme Court, at the request of the Republican Party, ruled that the ballots in Pennsylvania received after November 3, the country’s general election day, should be considered separate.

District election commissions were ordered to separate and keep in a sealed container all ballots received by mail after 8 p.m. on November 3.

“Also all such ballots, if counted, should be considered separately,” the Supreme Court resolution reads.

Earlier the Republicans in the suit demanded from the Supreme Court of USA to separate and not to count the ballots in Pennsylvania, received after the election day. The Supreme Court is required to decide whether the ballots are legal or not.

In Pennsylvania, ballots are accepted by mail within days of Election Day. Victory in that state gives the candidate 20 votes out of the 270 needed to become president.