(RightWing.org) – For months, the Democrats have been urging people to send in ballots by way of the postal service for today’s election. On November 1, with less than 48 hours until polls opened, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suddenly performed a surprise about-face and told Minnesotans not to vote by mail.
Klobuchar’s change of heart was sparked by a federal appeals court ruling handed down last Thursday, October 29. On October 12, the Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon (D), extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received from 8 p.m. on election day to November 10. Two GOP legislators took the state to court, and on October 29, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Simon had no right to authorize the extension without the legislature’s approval. The court has ordered ballots received after the original deadline to be kept separate as an interim precaution while they reach a final decision.
BREAKING: Because of LAST MINUTE ruling, Minnesota DO NOT put ballots in mail any more.
In the middle of a pandemic, the Republican Party is doing everything to make it hard for you to vote. Stand up for YOUR rights:
Vote in-person or take mail-in ballot directly to ballot box https://t.co/rPlAwN8K0q
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 29, 2020
Now, Klobuchar has walked back her earlier support for postal ballots, telling people to either use a drop-off box before election day or vote in person. She says she’s worried anyone who posts their ballot late might not be able to vote – but is she really fearful that a lot of those mail-in votes might not stand up to scrutiny?
Time will tell.
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