The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a six-day extension for absentee ballots to be received in North Carolina, rejecting Republican calls to block changes imposed by a Democratic-controlled state elections board.
The vote was 5-3, with Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito saying they would have blocked the extension.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett didn’t take part. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said the reason was the need for prompt action and a lack of time to review the case.
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