Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting in Alabama

Federal judge initially ordered the state to allow voting curbside.

 In a 5-4 decision last week, the Supreme Court voted in favor of the State of Alabama to block a ruling from U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon. The judge had ruled last month that Alabama could not stop local election officials from running curbside voting options during the state election runoff on July 14, causing the state to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

The state argued that curbside voting would encourage election fraud, to which Judge Kallon strongly disagreed. “This dichotomy between voting and safety is false, even during COVID-19,” the judge and other lawyers wrote in their petition to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has not issued a statement along with their ruling. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For voters’ health during local and federal elections in the coming months.
  • For the justices of the Supreme Court as they work together to interpret the U.S. laws.
  • For the State of Alabama and other states as they coordinate safe ways to vote during this coronavirus epidemic.

Sources: AP


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