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Supreme Court Allows North Carolina Ballot-Receipt Extension

Oct. 28, 2020, 11:38 PM

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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Jon Morgan at jmorgan97@bloomberg.net

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