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North Carolina can count votes received 9 days after Election Day, SCOTUS rules

North Carolina can count votes received 9 days after Election Day, SCOTUS rules

The Supreme Court has rejected a GOP appeal, thereby allowing absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh joined the three liberal justices in the majority. Under the order, mailed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by 5 p.m. on November 12 in order to be counted.

Doug 0 months

Why stop there? Just say that absentee ballots can be received and counted 47 years after election day. If you're going to make a mockery of things, then you should go big.

Jerry 0 months

@E n, You are obviously a product of the American education system.

E n
E n 0 months

A small victory against the ongoing GOP efforts to suppress the vote.

WWG1WGA 0 months

So once the dems get to see how many votes TRUMP is up by they can now magically find enough vote to win for 9 days this is pure insanity

Jon 0 months

đź‘Źđź‘Źđź‘ŹA VICTORY FOR AMERICA against the right wing fascists trying to suppress and steal the election.

Seekster 0 months

This seems highly exploitable.

cathy 0 months

Actually I’d like to remind everyone that we are never sure until The electoral college has had their say. And as you know that has differed from the public vote severa times I’m the past. Most notably four years ago.

IvoryDove 0 months

"Vote early, vote often, vote for your dead relatives, vote for homeless people... And now vote late"... Democrats have no morals.

Don 0 months

Look, the Supreme Court acting as an independent body of our system. Kavanaugh voted with the majority, good thing the Democrats didn't derail his nomination. That's what I find most interesting about this story.

Matthew 0 months

Question: Why is it such a horrible thing to not have results on the same night if the reason we don’t have the results is bc we’re taking our time to make sure as many valid votes are counted? We’ve done this in the past, relatively recently actually. Knowing how much turmoil the country was in when it last happened I would’ve liked to see the president react in a way to insure Americans he would upgrade voting infrastructure to get the votes counted as quickly and correctly as possible. Instead we saw an effort my by the president to slander the effectiveness of mail in voting. In addition, not only did we see no improvements to the voting infrastructure in this country, we saw efforts lead by republicans to shut down polling places, put up fake drop boxes, and to encourage poll watching which is a tactic historically used to intimidate minority voters. So, not only did Trump and Republicans fail to upgrade voting infrastructure, they lead a campaign leading to our voting infrastructure to be worse.

David 0 months

Swing state. Not shocked

Eric 0 months

Hmm, and a federal appeals court ruled MN must set aside any ballot received after 8pm on Election Day, for a possible future court ruling, but they will not be counted until then. Can we have some consistency?

Gordon 0 months

Maybe we'll get the final tally in time for the 2024 election.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 0 months

Good, the time to challenge it would have been a month ago.

MerryMe 0 months

Seems like a non-issue. Don't understand why GOP is so against this.

Paschal 0 months

So we are not going to know who won on Wednesday?

Laura 0 months

I dont get it. Arent we supposed to get results on election day? Why accepting more ballots when we'll know the winner on election day?

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