Georgia’s secretary of state says Lindsey Graham suggested he throw out legal ballots
The Secretary of State of Georgia Brad Raffensperger said that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked if it was possible to invalidate certain legal ballots through signature matching.Visit The Guardian to learn more.
US supreme court deals setback to Republicans over mail-in voting in key states
The Supreme Court upheld absentee ballot extensions in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, giving voters in those states time for their ballots to arrive after Election Day. These decisions will likely allow thousands of late-arriving ballots to be counted in two critical battleground states. These decisions also come less than a week after the Supreme Court decided to block a six-day ballot receipt extension in Wisconsin. Visit The Guardian to learn more.
Democrats urge voters to hand-deliver ballots to beat court deadline
After the Supreme Court sided with Wisconsin Republicans in refusing to count additional ballots received after election day, Democratic organizers are encouraging voters to use drop boxes or hand deliver their ballots rather than trust in the U.S. postal service.Visit The Guardian to learn more.
More than 10-hour wait and long lines as early voting starts in Georgia
Georgia voters are facing technical difficulties and long lines as early voting for the general election begins. Some voters reported waiting in line for up to 10 hours, but many have also reported being in good spirits and determined to have their vote count. Georgia has historically been a Republican stronghold, but both the U.S. Senate and Presidential elections are close and could result in a Democratic victory. Visit the The Guardian to learn more. Image credit: Getty / Elijah Nouvelage / Stringer
The legal battles over voting that could swing the US election
Courts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan have recently given voters using mail-in ballots more time to return and have their ballots counted for the general election in November. Republicans in each of these states are urging state and federal to reconsider these changes. Voting rights advocates are still concerned that mail-in ballots will be dismissed over small technicalities, and both the Biden and Trump campaigns are gearing up for intense and widespread litigation over valid mail-in ballots after Election Day. Visit The Guardian to learn