Skip to comments.NC absentee rules could be among Barrett's first cases on Supreme Court
Posted on 10/27/2020 12:42:06 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
Raleigh, N.C. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice shortly after the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination on Monday night, and a North Carolina case could be among the first before the court with her as a member.
Absentee ballots have been the focus of a fierce legal fight in North Carolina for weeks, following the State Board of Elections' decision to try to settle some lawsuits by changing the rules for voting by mail. While courts have dealt with the problem of fixing ballots that were mailed without the required witness signature, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't act on a delayed deadline for accepting mailed ballots.
Under state law, an absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received within three days after that Nov. 6 this year to count. But the state board agreed to push that deadline back to Nov. 12 after voting rights groups argued that an avalanche of mailed ballots this year could lead to slower deliveries by the U.S. Postal Service.
Republican state lawmakers have intervened in the lawsuit and asked the Supreme Court to rule on it.
(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...
"The Supreme Court is going to have to decide whether what the State Board of Elections has done by agreeing to settle that lawsuit and giving the left-wing organizations everything they want, whether that violates the United States Constitution's elections clause," agreed Greg Wallace, a professor at Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.
"Whether itll be three days as provided under current law or whether it will be extended six more days for a total of nine, thats going to be a fairly significant decision and could be the first indication of where the new Associate Justice Barrett is going to fall," Wallace added.
whether it’s 3 days or 9.
crazy. AFTER the election date.
I read about the first elections and they took place over 6 months in some cases but each state only had ONE election day. Just different days.
and it was obviously different times
Why would anyone wait until Election Day to mail in their ballot?
Geez. 3 days should be sufficient. Is USPS really that incompetent that they can’t make a 3-day deadline for ballots postmarked Nov. 3?
In order to ensure voter fraud in NC.
Excellent - thank you!
That USPS BS is a ruse to allow NC’s vote fraud machine to have more time to do its devilish duty.
Bush vs Gore said you can’t change the rules in the middle of the game.
That’s right. I hope this case gets to the Supreme Court THIS WEEK obviously.
Hope you are right and it gets ruled on this week.
Am sure you are right.....by the way.....
This tweet form LS has me confused.
“From Zen Master: SCOTUS just ruled 5-3 that ballots must be returned by 11/3. A district judge had extended the deadline to 11/9. The Seventh Circuit reversed. SCOTUS affirmed the Seventh Circuit. Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan dissented.”
It is too early for the new justice to have been involved with anything.
Do you know was this on the NC late absentee ballot issue?
If so, this is good news. Or it could be from a different state. Whatever state it is good news.
In MI it can 10 days to get mail that was mailed instate!
All mail in MI has to go to Detoilet for sorting and it may sit there like a dead fish for a week or more.
Forget about mailing Christmas or Birthday cards in MI. The sorting machines will sort them out due to the shape and most will be stolen in search of cash and checks.
Because Election Day is always such a surprise that just springs up on you!
I mean, I didn’t hear a thing about it until just last week.
So no sorting facilities in Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Mackinaw City and so on???
What kind of clown arranges things in that manner?
That’s what I figured. They shouldn’t need 9 days (in NC’s case), IMO.
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