The 2-1 ruling-the victory of the Republican challenger’s plan for the state-cut off the window a week after election day, and state officials plan to receive lingering votes in the mail. The court found that the Minnesota Secretary of State’s residence violated state law, which stipulated that ballots mailed to election officials after 8 pm on election day should be marked as delayed.
The ruling said: “The secretary’s instruction to count the mailed ballots received within seven days of the election day is directly inconsistent with Minnesota’s election law regarding presidential elections.”
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to participate in Pennsylvania and North Carolina’s plans to continue to accept ballots after election day. The decision settled the deadline for absent ballots in battlefield states.
One aspect of the Trump campaign is to stop accepting votes before election day.
The decision on Thursday night may throw the plans of Minnesota voters who have not yet sent their absentee ballots into chaos. It determined if the possibility of these tickets being postmarked in the next few days would not be counted.
However, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals urged voters to consider other ways to vote because the court has not yet decided whether voting by mail after election day is legal.
In its ruling, the Court of Appeal said: “It is better to bring these voters to the attention of those who still have at least a period of time to adjust their plans and vote in an unquestionably legal way.”
The Court of Appeal said that ballots received by officials after election day should be placed separately from ballots received on time and not counted.
The court’s opinion said: “The consequences of this order will not cause us losses.” “We acknowledge and understand the concerns about voter confusion, election management issues and the public’s confidence in the election… That being said, we have reached the conclusion. Yes, the challenge posed by this ruling is more desirable than the post-election plan when voting by mail. Those received after the statutory deadline, or mixed with the votes received on time, or without prior warning The next is void.”
The appeals court supported the two candidates nominated by the Republican Party at the Minnesota State Electoral College. Two voters questioned the Minnesota Secretary of State’s decision to add a week of state voting time after election day.
This story has been updated and includes more detailed information.