Republicans file lawsuits over curing ballots in Pennsylvania

Trump speaks during the first 2020 presidential debate, which turned out to be highly contentious and chaotic at multiple points. Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP

Republicans filed at least three lawsuits challenging the eligibility criteria of certain votes cast and “cured” in Pennsylvania.

The Republican Party lodged complaints seeking to throw out votes in Pennsylvania counties that allowed voters to “cure” or “fix” problems with their absentee ballots.

President Donald Trump’s campaign has laid the groundwork for contesting battleground states as the chief executive rallied behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the race to 270 Electoral College votes needed to secure the White House seat.

Lancaster County reportedly rejected ballots with errors. However, in Bucks County, about 1,600 people were sent notices about ballot mistakes, mainly involving disclosure envelopes, 6abc reported.

“Failure to completely fill out the exterior of the return envelope when people send in their mailing envelopes, they may have forgotten to date it, they may have neglected to sign it,” Larry King, Director of Public Information for Bucks County, said.