OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Excited for election day November 12? I am! NOT. And no, that’s not a mistake according to the U.S. Supreme Court. North Carolina will be accepting ballots postmarked before the election for the following nine days, all the way up to November 12th! Pennsylvania, a significant battleground state, will be counting ballots for three additional days after the election.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cited the ‘free and fair election’ clause found in the commonwealth constitution for their decision.
I see a bumpy road ahead. If I have to give my two cents, I would say President Trump wins North Carolina but then is contested over mail-in ballots. I think the 2020 election itself will be 2016’s much uglier stepsister.