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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:40 PM

Federal Judge strikes down SC witness requirement for mail ballots.




Looks like SC is going to have one of the most democratic elections they have ever had! This seems promising assuming it isn't overturned.

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Reply Federal Judge strikes down SC witness requirement for mail ballots. (Original post)
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 OP
Sherman A1 Sep 19 #1
Bev54 Sep 19 #2
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #5
Bev54 Sep 19 #6
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #8
Bev54 Sep 19 #10
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #11
Bev54 Sep 19 #12
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #13
Bev54 Sep 19 #14
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #15
stillcool Sep 19 #3
Cha Sep 19 #4
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #7
Baitball Blogger Sep 19 #9
turbinetree Sep 19 #16

Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:43 PM

1. KnR

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

2. They will appeal, what is the make up of the state supreme court?

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:47 PM

5. I think this was a federal court, so it would go to a federal appeals court.

It's fate would depend on which court it ends up with (if it does), and whether the supreme court takes it up. I imagine if they don't take it soon, it probably won't be appealed given the time constraints.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:49 PM

6. Most of the elections issues in the states are

in state courts, the supreme court has already said it is up to the state to make the rules.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:51 PM

8. This particular one was from a federal judge.

Could it still go back to the state? Does that happen?

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:19 PM

10. I think it can still go to the state supreme court??

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:22 PM

11. I guess it would be up to the parties involved, not the courts.

5103 allows for transfer of a case from federal to state court where federal jurisdiction is found to be lacking, such power lies with the parties themselves, not with the district court.Jun 13, 2006


https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=can+a+case+go+from+federal+to+state+court



In this case, I assume the plaintiffs would want to keep this in the federal courts for a higher rate of success.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:25 PM

12. Perhaps but I believe last year the supreme court sent a case similar

back to state to decide. It could have been this year, a week seems to be a year these days.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

13. I know that happened with Gerrymandering, but I think other issues will still be decided by federal

courts. We'll see what happens, I guess!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:28 PM

14. Well all the cases in several other states are being decided in the state.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:34 PM

15. Yep

I'm definitely surprised this was ruled on by a federal judge.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

3. there's some serious whack-a-mole going on

with lawyers for the DNC. Hope springs!!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:46 PM

4. Rt! TY!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:50 PM

7. Of course!

and thanks!


I find a lot of these things retweeted by guys like michael mcdonald (https://twitter.com/ElectProject/) and Dave Wasserman (https://twitter.com/Redistrict?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:05 PM

9. Wow! That's great!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:45 PM

16. Fantastic.................

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