Joshua Voss, a partner in the Firm’s Litigation practice, was quoted in The Morning Call on Democrat Zachary Cohen’s petition to appeal an Election Code decision regarding a judicial position on the Court of Common Pleas for Lehigh County. The decision by a panel of Commonwealth Court judges overturned the original ruling by the trial court, which held that incomplete ballots should be counted. The Commonwealth Court held the lower court’s opinion was at odds with a 2020 Supreme Court decision regarding such ballots. Cohen is currently 74 votes behind Republican David Ritter.
Voss, who represents Ritter, said he believes that the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision was a clear mandate that ballots must be dated or they will not be counted.
“There is nothing new under the sun in this case that warrants going against the existing decision,” Voss said, adding that the Commonwealth Court panel correctly interpreted the three Supreme Court opinions to reach its decision.
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