Circuit Oline of Appeals said Thursday that Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court. The ruling orders Secretary of State Steve Simon to inform local election officials so they can comply, and sends the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.
It also sets the stage for post-election litigation.
People who are worried their absentee ballots may not arrive on time may drop off their ballots at a deated location, vote early at an early voting station, or vote in person on Election Day. As of ilve Friday, more thanof some 2 million requested absentee ballots remained outstanding.
The state was due to update totals on Friday. But they said those problems were preferable to a post-election scenario where invalidated and valid votes are mixed.
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