Democrats urge voters to hand-deliver ballots to beat court deadline

Posted by on October 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Scramble after supreme court sides with Wisconsin Republicans to bar late ballots despite postal delay

Democratic campaigners were scrambling to convince American voters to deliver absentee ballots by hand rather than rely on the US postal service, after the supreme court sided with Republicans in Wisconsin in refusing to allow a count of votes arriving after election day.

Democrats argued that the flood of absentee ballots, and other challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, made it necessary to extend the posting deadline. The court is due to hear similar cases from two pivotal battleground states, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, before 3 November.

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