Supreme Court denies Republican attempt to shorten mail-in ballot deadline in North Carolina

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh crossed over to deny the GOP’s request

By Matthew Chapman
October 29, 2020 2:06AM (UTC)
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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. (Getty/Jabin Botsford)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court rejected GOP efforts to reduce the ballot receipt deadline for mail-in voters in North Carolina from nine days to three.

The decision came shortly after the justices also declined to grant a stay blocking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's order extending the deadline in that state.

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As in the Pennsylvania ruling, newly minted Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate, and Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh crossed over to deny the GOP's request — although, as legal journalist Mark Joseph Stern noted, Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas made clear they wanted the court to intervene against voting rights.


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