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Supreme Court rules against GOP bid to restore R.I. ballot rules waived because of virus

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court has rebuffed an effort by Republicans to block Rhode Island officials' agreement to waive mail-in ballot security measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The high court on Thursday turned down an emergency application from the Republican National Committee and the Rhode Island state GOP seeking to preserve a requirement in state law that absentee ballot envelopes bear the signature of two witnesses or be certified by a notary public.
Three conservative justices - Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch - noted their dissent from the ruling.
No vote tally was...
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High court nixes GOP move for ballot witness in Rhode Island

High court nixes GOP move for ballot witness in Rhode Island

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary.
State officials had agreed to suspend the requirement because of the coronavirus pandemic. They have said that fulfilling the requirement results in close contact between voters and others, which could expose voters to the virus.
The high court on Thursday rejected an effort by the Republican National Committee and Republican Party of Rhode Island to put the agreement on...
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