Deficient NC Absentee Ballots Frozen Pending Further Rulings

Oct 16, 2020

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North Carolina county elections boards will have to wait on further court decisions to process thousands of absentee ballots with incomplete witness information and other deficiencies after state and federal judges put additional freezes on the process. Counties had already been under instructions issued Oct. 4 by the State Board of Elections to set ballots aside and take no further action while multiple lawsuits over absentee ballots unfold. But a federal judge and a state appeals court issued temporary rulings to ensure that absentee ballot rule changes are frozen at least until early next week.