Appeals Court Rules on Minnesota Election Extension

State’s plan to extend receipt of absentee ballots deemed unconstitutional.

A U.S. Federal court of appeals issued its ruling last Thursday on the legality of Minnesota’s plan to extend its deadline for receiving absentee ballots. According to the court, the plan made by the state did not stand up to legal scrutiny and would not be allowed to be implemented.

The 2-1 decision in the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said, “However well-intentioned and appropriate from a policy perspective in the context of a pandemic during a presidential election, it is not the province of a state executive official to re-write the state’s election code.” The majority decision went on to say that there is not a “pandemic exception” in the Constitution. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the upcoming election would be fair and that votes would be accurately counted. 
  • For the Lord to protect the U.S. from voter fraud or corruption. 
  • That God would provide the nation with the presidential candidate that accomplishes His will for the nation. 

Sources: AP, NPR


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