GOP Wins One: 8th Circuit Says Absentee Ballots Counted In Minnesota Must Be Received By Election Night


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On Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals gave the GOP a victory in Minnesota, ruling that Minnesota absentee ballots must be physically received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

“Previously, a ballot that was postmarked Nov. 3 would still be counted so long as it arrived within a week,” CBS Minnesota reported, adding, “The ruling says that the plaintiffs — Secretary of State Steve Simon’s office — did not show that they were entitled to relief amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.”