HARRISBURG (AP) – A federal judge in Pennsylvania is stopping a high-profile election case, telling President Donald Trump’s campaign that its claims must wait until October for state courts in the presidential battleground state to clear up crucial fights over collecting and counting mail-in ballots. U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan put the case on hold until Oct. 5. Opponents argued that matters of state law should be left to state courts to interpret. Opponents say the Trump campaign is trying to make it more difficult for people to vote safely during the pandemic. Trump’s campaign claims Pennsylvania election officials are jeopardizing election security ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

JUDGE J. NICHOLAS RANJAN