HARRISBURG (AP) – PA’s Republican Party is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speedily take up its case to block counties in the presidential battleground state from counting mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election. Late Friday’s filing came four days after the justices divided 4-4 on putting a hold on the extension. The GOP’s request could arrive before the U.S. Supreme Court with a new, ninth justice. President Donald Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate today. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are locked in a battle to win PA’s 20 electoral votes.