A viral Instagram post, sharing a screenshot of a tweet, claims: “This just in: Pennsylvania Judge allows ballots to count that are received up until November 14. This is unconstitutional.”
This is a false claim.
The deadline for Pennsylvania ballots was not changed to November 14. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots was Election Day, November 8, at 8 p.m..
Members of the military and overseas civilian voters “must affirm” that they mailed their ballots no later than 11:59pm the day before Election Day, and the County Election Office has to receive these ballots “no later than 7 days after Election Day by 5pm.”
Ellen Lyon, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of State told The Dispatch Fact Check that this claim was “not true” and is “disinformation.”
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