That was quick.
By 9:04 a.m. the state GOP's general counsel had filed an appeal of yesterday's order keeping Gov. Tom Corbett's primary challenger, Bob Guzzardi, on the ballot.
With the primary contest May 20, opponents of Guzzardi's listing need to move fast, as Lawrence Tabas, who is representing four petitioners, notes in his request that the Supreme Court expedite the appeal.
Absentee ballots for military personnel have been mailed, official absentee ballots must be printed by May 6 and counties will begin preparing ballots and programming voting machines the week of April 21, Tabas writes.
"Should appellant-petitioners prevail on appeal, election officials will need sufficient time before the Primary to print accurate paper ballots and accurately program voting machines with the correct candidates," he writes.
Guzzardi has been unavailable for comment because of Passover, but his attorney yesterday called the order to keep him on the ballot "a victory for the democratic process and Republican primary voters."