The New Paper

October 29, 2020

SCOTUS rules on ballot extensions in NC, PA

The Supreme Court allowed absentee ballot extensions to remain in place in Pennsylvania and North Carolina yesterday. In Pennsylvania, the court refused to expedite an appeal of a state court decision that approved a three-day extension (but left open the possibility of revisiting the case at a later date). In North Carolina, the court ruled in favor of the state’s election commission, which extended the ballot counting deadline from three days to nine days after the election. Ballots in both states still must be mailed on or before election day.

Extra: The rulings mark the latest in a series of election-related decisions made by the Supreme Court, including decisions related to Pennsylvania last week and Wisconsin earlier this week.

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