Battleground state lawmakers seek law changes to avoid ‘man-made disaster’ of mail-in ballot delays

Despite efforts in many states to expand early voting both in person and through mail-in ballots, the results of November’s election may still be delayed because a number of key states do not allow those votes to be processed until Election Day.

Lawmakers in swing states including Pennsylvania and Michigan have pushed to change state laws to enable pre-canvassing — which includes opening ballot envelopes and verifying them, readying them for eventual counting — before Nov. 3, but with varying success.

PENNSYLVANIA DEMS SAY SUPREME COURT SHOULD LEAVE 3-DAY BALLOT DEADLINE EXTENSION, WARN OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT

“Regardless of what your political affiliation might be, no one wants to have a

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