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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:43 AM

From 538- Lawsuits Against States

This is from 538. No link included because the whole article is below:

Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a legal settlement reached by North Carolina to extend the absentee-ballot receipt deadline to Nov. 12.

The Supreme Court already allowed Pennsylvania’s new absentee-ballot deadline (postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 6) to stand, but Republicans have initiated a new lawsuit against it — possibly with the goal of having the Supreme Court reconsider the matter after Amy Coney Barrett has been sworn in.

Voting-rights groups are also asking the Supreme Court to allow Wisconsin to count ballots that arrive after Nov. 3 as long as they are postmarked by then.

Republicans are appealing a court ruling that affirmed Minnesota’s new rule that absentee ballots can count if they’re received as late as Nov. 10 (assuming they’re postmarked by Nov. 3).

The Texas Supreme Court is considering whether to overturn Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order that counties can have no more than one ballot drop site each.

And New Orleans is suing the state of Louisiana to allow absentee ballots to be dropped off at sites other than local election offices.
We should get a final word on these questions very soon.

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:55 AM

1. the huge problem here. and has been expressed by the courts many times in the past.

is that cases involving election rules need to be resolved before a time when it would impact voting, definitely before voting starts.

the main reason being equal protections. changing rules in the midst of an election absolutely violates equal protection as voters in the same election are having different rules applied.

the courts seem to have just tossed this out for this election.
its the same this that they twisted into a pretzel to justify Bush v Gore.

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:56 AM

2. republican shenanigans

at every step of the turn.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:02 PM

3. I wish someone would directly ask Greg Abbott why he insist on only 1 ballot box in each county?

Make him explain his rationale for making voting more difficult.

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