Pennsylvania Could Be ‘Florida of 2020’ With Post-Election Day Court Battles, Lawyers Warn


Matthew Haverstick’s (’96) expert opinion was quoted in a Newsweek article that examines the election-related legal issues that might arise after election day.

Matthew Haverstick, a lawyer based in Philadelphia who has argued election-related cases, told Spotlight PA that delays from litigation could mean Pennsylvania becomes “ground zero” in determining the outcome of the presidential election.

“I have a feeling we are going to be the Florida of 2020,” Haverstick added, referencing the recount in the 2000 presidential election. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to end the recount, leading to George W. Bush‘s win over Al Gore.

Haverstick added to Newsweek that changes in Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting laws have led to “a lot of confusion” for voters and election workers alike.

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