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Pennsylvania, North Carolina Absentee Ballots Can Be Received After Election Day – Supreme Court

Mail-In Ballot Masks Red & Blue

A pair of Supreme Court rulings were handed down this week to the key battleground states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina that allow absentee ballots to be received after election day on Nov. 3rd.

The court decisions come just days before the 2020 U.S. elections, and follow a wave of red and blue election “lawfare” being waged across the country – 21WIRE covered several of these legal battles on its latest edition of Election Edge:

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, state Republicans sought to get the Supreme Court to review its latest appeal to a lower court ruling that allowed an extension of absentee ballots, to be received until Nov. 6th.

The court’s refusal to hear the appeal leaves open the possibility of a post-Election Day hearing of the matter which could coincide with tightly contested results in this battleground state – seen by many as the ultimate prize in deciding the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.

North Carolina

In North Carolina, the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, upheld a lower court ruling that allowed the State Board of Elections to extend the ballot deadline without the state legislature’s approval.

Mail-in ballots can now be received in the Tar Heel State until Nov. 12th, but they must be postmarked on or before Election Day – giving voters in this battleground state over one week after the election to have their ballots counted.

New Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in these decisions.

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