US Supreme Court allows SC vote-by-mail restriction to proceed

On the first day of its new term, the Supreme Court reinstated a South Carolina witness-signature law for mail-in ballots which had previously been blocked by a lower federal court. The law requires a person submitting a mail-in ballot to swear an oath that they are qualified to vote, received no help while voting, have a witness present for the oath, and have that witness’ signature on their mail-in envelope. The Court explained that it was not the judiciary’s job to second-guess legislative changes to election rules so close to Election Day. 

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