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Posted on 10/28/2020 11:03:12 AM PDT by Red Badger
North Carolina GOP again asks Supreme Court to block mail ballot extension
North Carolina Republicans on Wednesday filed a second request to the Supreme Court asking justices to block a six-day mail ballot due date extension in the key battleground state.
The latest effort seeks the reversal of North Carolinas top state court, while a similar petition filed last week by President Trumps reelection campaign and state GOP members is aimed at blocking lower federal court rulings that relaxed the received-by deadline for mail ballots.
Both requests are now pending before the Supreme Court, which after the arrival Tuesday of Justice Amy Coney Barrett now has a 6-3 conservative majority.
The GOP in both instances is asking the court to effectively block a state court-approved agreement to push back the deadline for the receipt of mail ballots by six days, from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, for ballots that are postmarked by the Nov. 3 Election Day.
Roughly 1.4 million voters in the state requested mail ballots for the upcoming election, which is almost seven times as many requests compared to this point in 2016, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.
North Carolina is one of several key battleground states where the Trump campaign and other Republicans are fighting against eased mail voting restrictions. GOP-allied groups argue that an uptick in mail balloting due to the pandemic opens the election to widespread fraud.
The Wednesday petition from North Carolina Republicans heavily cited concurrences filed by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch in a 5-3 ruling Monday in which the courts conservative majority rejected a Democratic bid to reinstate a mail-in ballot due date extension in Wisconsin.
Trump is leading in North Carolina by 3 points in the latest poll
This will be where the rubber meets the road. We’ll see what the new SCOTUS is about.
Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. It’s not two weeks from now, or next month. It’s TUESDAY.
“Trump is leading in North Carolina by 3 points in the latest poll ”
Excellent news! If the polls are showing Trump is up by 3 points, the reality is that Trump is up by 7 to 10 points.
Bring on ACB
5-4 conservative, not 6-3
Why didnt they mail their ballots in a week or two ago?
What is frustrating is not knowing what procedure the SC will follow. Does Roberts alone get to decide? Does Roberts decide if the SC as a whole review it? Finally, why, why, why isn’t such needed background included within these stories?
I agree, every time I hear that 6-3 I’m like “nope it’s 5-4)
I just voted straight R in central NC about 3 hours ago. MY wife did the same last week.
Im in a blue collar area, and everyone I saw come in to early vote had sample GOP ballots in hand.
One guy tried to vote behind me, and the lady said he had to re-register because he hadn’t voted in the last three elections....so he did re-register. He also had a sample GOP ballet in hand.
Was Roberts ever conservative? Seems like every time a new conservative Justice is added, one of the previously conservative judges moves left and keeps the balance of the court from ever going right. Is it the allure of being the breathlessly-courted swing vote?
it is now 5-4 not 6-3.
Half expecting ol’ compromised Chief “Justice” Roberts to attempt to “override” the majority opinion.
More correctly, it is 5-3 with one that can vary.
While Roberts has voted against conservative wishes on a number of cases, in the main he has ruled with the conservatives
Both sides have pushed for early voting and mail in voting. Changing the rules after the game has started...is a foul! Rules are put there to stop any, in this case...political shenanigans.
mediass lies continually
we do not have a 6-3 court
we now have a 5-4 court
Four justices have to agree to hear the case.
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