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TX Court Reinstates Limit on Drop Box Sites; PA Court Allows Ballots with Mismatched Signatures

HeadlineOct 26, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court temporarily reinstated Governor Greg Abbott’s order limiting ballot drop box sites to just one per county while the court reviews the case. Voters’ rights groups say the governor’s order will not only lower turnout, but also put people at increased risk during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, in a victory for voting rights and Democrats, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled Friday mail-in ballots that have mismatched signatures cannot be rejected. In more voting news from Pennsylvania, state Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case attempting to block the counting of mailed-in ballots received up to three days after next Tuesday, Election Day. A 4-4 deadlock last week left in place a ruling from a lower court permitting the extension for counting ballots, but Pennsylvania Republicans hope the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett will see the court rule in their favor.

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