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Pandemic spurs court fights over mail-in voting

The Hill, April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

Pandemic spurs court fights over mail-in voting

Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California Irvine, said that more courts may be drawn into a battle similar to the one playing out in Texas over whether voting-by-mail should require a valid excuse. “There are a number of issues courts may address related to the vote by mail and the coronavirus,” he said. “Do states have to expand ballot deadlines to deal with a flood of absentee ballots? Do voters have a right to be told their absentee ballots have been rejected and given the opportunity to “cure” a problem for rejecting a ballot like a purported signature mismatch?”