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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:16 PM

Fed appeal court rules mailed ballot must be received by Election Day in MN, cutting weeklong window

Source: CNN

(CNN)A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that mailed-in ballots in Minnesota must be received by elections officials no later than Election Day.

The 2-1 ruling -- a win for the Republican challengers to the state's plans -- cuts off a weeklong window after Election Day where state officials had planned to receive ballots that had lingered in the mail. The court found the Minnesota secretary of state's accommodation went against a state law that said ballots delivered by mail to elections officials after 8 p.m. on Election Day should be marked late.

"The Secretary's instructions to count mail-in ballots received up to seven days after Election Day stand in direct contradiction to Minnesota election law governing presidential elections," the ruling stated.
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"The consequences of this order are not lost on us," the court's opinion said. "We acknowledge and understand the concerns over voter confusion, election administration issues, and public confidence in the election. ... With that said, we conclude the challenges that will stem from this ruling are preferable to a postelection scenario where mail-in votes, received after the statutory deadline, are either intermingled with ballots received on time or invalidated without prior warning."


Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/29/politics/minnesota-mail-in-ballots/index.html

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Reply Fed appeal court rules mailed ballot must be received by Election Day in MN, cutting weeklong window (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Oct 29 OP
onecaliberal Oct 29 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 29 #2
llashram Oct 30 #10
Retrograde Oct 29 #3
msongs Oct 29 #4
Thekaspervote Oct 29 #5
keithbvadu2 Oct 29 #6
uppityperson Oct 29 #7
progree Oct 29 #8
riversedge Oct 29 #9
bluestarone Oct 30 #11
CaptainTruth Oct 30 #12
Jose Garcia Oct 30 #14
Polybius Oct 30 #13
not_the_one Oct 30 #15
Vinca Oct 30 #16

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:17 PM

1. So they know trump slowed the mail but don't give a fuck anyway.

They said it out loud. I’m so sick of these fucking people.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:25 PM

2. Minnesota Ordered to Segregate Ballots Arriving After Election

(Bloomberg) -- A federal appeals court ordered Minnesota election officials to segregate mail-in ballots that arrive after Nov. 3 in case a future court order requires such votes to be purged from the count.

Republicans are challenging Minnesota’s plan to accept mail-in ballots up to a week after Election Day as long as they’re postmarked by Nov. 3 -- an extension the state put in place to account for an expected flood of absentee voting during the pandemic.

The decision Thursday by the U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis is a setback for Democrats, whose nationwide effort to ensure ballots mailed by Election Day get counted has had mixed success, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Late-arriving ballots must be “removed from vote totals in the event a final order is entered by a court of competent jurisdiction determining such votes to be invalid or unlawfully counted,” the court said in a 2-1 decision.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/minnesota-ordered-to-segregate-ballots-arriving-after-election/ar-BB1aw9BW?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:07 AM

10. such obvious in our face

corruption. And with all the Appellate appointments of RW judges at the Federal level this administration has completed, I am not surprised at this ruling.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:27 PM

3. Don't they have other races on the ballot?

Such as Congress? State and local races? The feds don't have jurisdiction over the latter - how can they tell a state they how to count votes for county dogcatcher or whatever?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:55 PM

4. can the legislature whip out a quick law change? nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:59 PM

5. MN..if you are listening..DO NOT trust your ballot to the mail! Hand deliver it..don't wait

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

6. Sabotage the PO. Sabotage the ballots. Sabotage voters' rights.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:56 PM

7. Assholes

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:17 PM

8. I'm from MN and the local media has been saying over and over again that ballots would be accepted

up to 7 days after election day and counted, if postmarked on or before election day. I monitor Minnesota Public Radio's news website and the CBS and the ABC local affiliates website every damn night. All 3 every damn night. And I looked at the Secretary of State website many times and seen that.

Those of us who have been following things knew this might not turn out to be the case, but 90% of regular people in MN aren't political junkies that follow all the ins and outs of all this crap. We generally believe what we're told when it comes from authoritative sources. I know I know ...

"fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” - GWB

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:42 PM

9. ... With Strong Hints Late Arriving Ballots Will Be Excluded from The Count





#ELB: In Outrageous 2-1 Decision Ignoring Reliance Interests and Rejecting the Purcell Principle, 8th Circuit Panel Orders Segregation of Late Arriving Ballots in Minnesota, With Strong Hints Late Arriving Ballots Will Be Excluded from The Count https://electionlawblog.org/?p=117784


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The pattern we’re seeing here is making it increasingly clear that if there is a Democratic majority in the Senate to go with that in the House, they need to seriously think about dramatically changing the courts. Including taking jurisdiction away.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:12 AM

11. Rethugs just

DO NOT want people to vote!!!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:21 AM

12. But in the recent WI case SCOTUS ruled Fed courts can't tell states how to run their elections.


If that ruling is the precedent, doesn't that make this ruling meaningless? This is a Fed court telling a state how they can/can't run their election.

Seems like this ruling has to come from a State court, not Federal.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:16 PM

14. Yes, the SCOTUS has rejected suits both sides and opted to let state courts decide

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:59 AM

13. This will hurt Republicans more than us

They are last-minute voters. Democrats vote early.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

15. The republicans know that the turd is planning to use Tuesday night vote tallies

 

to challenge the results as rigged. They know for his scheme to be effective, they need to vote in person on election day. Many states can't start counting mail-in votes until election day, some can't start until after the polls are closed.

Since Democrats are primarily the ones voting by mail, mail-in votes that are postmarked on/by election day, but have been purposely delayed by DeJoy and not received by election offices, at the instruction of the turd, won't get counted in time.

They are slick motherfuckers.

Suits should be filed in every state affected, that CLARIFIES that the turd PURPOSELY fucked with the mail delivery, by hand picking Louis DeJoy to carry out his election obstruction (who should GO TO JAIL for it), making it impossible to be sure every vote that was legally cast and postmarked on or by election day (using the same guidelines as in-person voting) be counted.

The courts should require EVERY VOTE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY be counted, no matter the date the election offices receive them. The delay was not due, in any way, to action by the voter, but WAS due to purposeful and deliberate road blocks set up by the turd and DeJoy.

THEN start arresting every person who participated in this scheme of election obstruction.

That would at least be a START in dealing with this organized and prearranged clusterfuck.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:24 PM

16. When Biden is ahead at the end of Tuesday they'll be turning themselves into pretzels trying

to reverse these court decisions. Let's hope Joe gets to 270 and the judges just laugh at them.

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