HARRISBURG (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is invalidating a lower appeals court decision regarding how rules for mail-in ballots had been applied in a PA election. The decision came four weeks ahead of the state’s high-stakes elections for governor and U.S. Senate. PA’s top-ranking elections official says state court precedent means ballots from improperly dated exterior envelopes should still be counted. The U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned a May decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had said mail-in ballots without a required date on the return envelope must be allowed in a 2021 PA judge race.