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Bucks judge dismisses Pa. state Senate challenge over absentee ballots

November 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Representative Tina Davis, seen here at an October rally about clergy-abuse victims, had filed a legal challenge in a state senate race she lost earlier this month.

By Staff

A Bucks County judge on Monday dismissed a legal challenge filed in a contested state Senate race that claimed Pennsylvania’s deadline for excluding absentee ballots is unconstitutional.

State Rep. Tina Davis filed the lawsuit Nov. 19  after losing the race in the state’s 6th district  to incumbent state Sen. Richard “Tommy” Tomlinson by just 74 votes. However, at least 216 absentee ballots went uncounted because they were received after the deadline but before Election Day, according to the filing.

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