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A post-election court fight looms over mail-in ballots

October 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina can accept absentee ballots for more than a week after Election Day as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Pennsylvania and North Carolina to count ballots received after Election Day, victories for Democrats who have been pushing for states to allow additional time due to the vast number of mail-in votes cast during the coronavirus pandemic.

(CNN)The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Pennsylvania and North Carolina to count ballots received after Election Day, victories for Democrats who have been pushing for states to allow additional time due to the vast number of mail-in votes cast during the coronavirus pandemic.

The court declined to take up a challenge from Pennsylvania Republicans over the state's mail-in ballot deadline, leaving in place -- for now -- a state Supreme Court decision that ballots can be received up to three days after the election, even if there is no legible postmark.

The Supreme Court's decisions in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two important states in the presidential election, came one day after the court rejected an appeal from Democrats to allow mail-in ballots in Wisconsin to be received three days after Election Day, so long as they were postmarked by November 3.

And in Minnesota, the Trump campaign filed an action against the secretary of state on Wednesday to segregate mail-in ballots received late, while Republicans appeal a federal court decision keeping in place a seven-day period for ballots to arrive late so long as they are postmarked by Election Day. Deadlines for receiving mail-in ballots vary by state.

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