Seniors file legal challenge to absentee voting rules

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 14 2020 May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020 8:03 AM May 14, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A group of Minnesota seniors is joining their counterparts in at least four other states by legally challenging their state’s absentee voting rules amid the coronavirus outbreak. A lawsuit filed by the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund in Ramsey County District Court seeks to stop the state from requiring a witness signature on their mail-in ballot, as well as a postmark deadline. The Star Tribune reports the plaintiffs say because they are self-quarantining, seeking a signature from a witness could put them at risk of contracting COVID-19. The lawsuit follows similar legal actions by Alliance for Retired Americans chapters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

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