RALEIGH – While a federal judge blew up the Democrats shady moves to effectively eliminate the witness requirement from absentee ballots, a federal appeals court has nonetheless blocked Republican efforts to rein in the ludicrous acceptance date extension Cooper’s Board of Elections instituted.
In the opinion, the appeals court ruled that absentee ballots, as long as they’re postmarked by election day, can be accepted at boards of elections up to NINE DAYS AFTER ELECTION DAY. The original window for acceptance? A much more reasonable three days.
With more than a week for ballots to find their way into elections boards, bad actors are given the opportunity to harvest as many absentee ballots as possible right through election day and gives them confidence that the piles of election day mail-in ballots will get counted.
What’s that Attorney General Josh Stein said about absentee ballots, again?
Oh, that’s right.
The dissenting judges, all Republicans, called on the GOP to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. More than two million North Carolinians have already voted in the elections.