But that may not be the end of the battle for mail courts.
The decisions of the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two important states in the presidential election, came a day after the court rejected an appeal by Democrats to allow mailboxes in Wisconsin three days after election day, as long as they were stamped until November 3.
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Pennsylvania officials told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the state had issued guidelines to county councils to “safely divide” ballots received after election day, allowing them to be identified in the event of future lawsuits.
And in Minnesota, Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit against the secretary of state on Wednesday over the distribution of delayed mail ballots as Republicans appealed a federal court ruling that allowed seven days for ballots to arrive late, as long as they were postmarked. day.
Deadlines for receiving newsletters by mail vary by country. In 28 states, ballots must be received on election day, but in 22 states and the District of Columbia, they must be stamped by election day, but may arrive later.
President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the election results should be known on November 3, when several key states, including Pennsylvania, said it would take them more than a night to count a large influx of absentee ballots. The results announced on election night are always unofficial and are validated later by the states.
But in a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that upheld a federal appeals court’s decision to require ballots to be received by election day, Judge Brett Cavanaugh appears to be in line with Trump’s thinking.
Cavanaugh writes that the states have set deadlines for mailing on election day, “to avoid the chaos and suspicions of inadequacy that can arise if thousands of absent ballots flow in after election day and potentially reverse the election results.” .
“And these countries also want to be able to finally announce the election results on election night or as soon as possible thereafter,” he added.
In Wednesday’s Pennsylvania ruling, in which the court refused to expedite and hear the case so close to the election, some conservative court judges hinted at skepticism about the Pennsylvania state’s decision extending the deadline for submission. In a statement accompanying the order, Judge Samuel Alito, joined by Judges Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuh, wrote that the court could not interfere in the vicinity of the election, but added that there was “a high probability that the decision of the Supreme Court will violate the federal constitution. ”
No other justice has commented, although the order suggests that more opinions may come. The court’s newest justice, Amy Connie Barrett, did not vote in cases in Pennsylvania or North Carolina because of the need for a speedy resolution, the court said.
The threat of interference in foreign elections
Senator Marco Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a sharp warning Wednesday: Now is the time to be most careful about interfering in foreign elections.
“Most of the disinformation attacks prepared by our opponents were aimed at the days before and immediately after election day,” the Florida Republican tweeted. “They can come faster than they can be noticed and summoned, so a word about the wise, the more unusual the statement, the more likely it is that someone else’s influence.”
The emails were sent to voters in Florida, and members of the Florida congressional delegation received a briefing this week from the office of the director of National Intelligence about the intervention efforts.
CNN’s Ariane de Vogue, Paul P. Murphy, Curt Devine and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.