In Blow To Democrats, Supreme Court Reinstates South Carolina Witness Rule For Absentee Ballots

Article publisher: 
Zero Hedge
Article date: 
6 October 2020
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National News
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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a GOP-backed law in South Carolina which required a witness sign each absentee ballot, blocking a federal judge's order which had lifted the signature requirement due to the pandemic.

Without any dissent, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts should defer to pandemic-related decisions made by state elections officials, according to Bloomberg.
"A state legislature’s decision either to keep or to make changes to election rules to address Covid–19 ordinarily should not be subject to second-guessing by an unelected federal judiciary," wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh....