The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by Republicans to shorten North Carolina's deadline for mail-in ballots from nine to three days.
The big picture: This is the latest of a series of decisions over mail-in ballot deadlines in various states.
- It comes two days after the court rejected an effort by Wisconsin Democrats and civil rights groups to extend that state's deadline for counting absentee ballots to six days post-Election Day.
Of note: Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented the latest ruling in a 5-3 vote.
- As in the ruling to deny a bid from Pennsylvania Republicans to expedite their request to shorten the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in Wednesday's decision.
- This was "because of the need for a prompt resolution and because she has not had time to fully review the parties’ filings," the court said.
Read the decision, via DocumentCloud:
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