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Extending the Deadline to Receive Absentee Ballots for Multiple Reasons

Robert Timothy Reagan
August 26, 2020
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Democratic Party of Georgia v. Burkes (M.D. Ga. 1:18-cv-212) and Democratic Party of Georgia v. Crittenden (Amy Totenberg, N.D. Ga. 1:18-cv-5443)
Following a morning proceeding three days after an election, a federal judge signed a consent agreement extending the deadline for election officials to receive cast absentee ballots. Ballots were mailed late to voters because of a state court injunction and a hurricane. In another district in the same state, a consent order similarly ex-tended the deadline for absentee ballots statewide in a runoff election.
Subject: Absentee and early voting. Topics: Absentee ballots; enjoining certification.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.