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Chapter : Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania : April 6, October 5, October 19, and October 28, 2020
Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania : April 6, October 5, October 19, and October 28, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, absentee ballots grew in popularity for both the 2020 primary and general elections as voters sought to avoid crowds at polling places. Democratic leaders encouraged voters to request mail-in ballots, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to vote in person on Election Day, falsely claiming that absentee ballots are subject to massive fraud. The partisan divide resulted in a series of Supreme Court orders and rulings on who could vote absentee and by ...