Federal hearing set on Pennsylvania ballot extension

US District Judge Yvette Kane will hold a hearing next week on whether to give Pennsylvania overseas absentee voters two extra weeks to return their ballots. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the Justice Department has filed suit arguing that election officials in Pennsylvania missed a key deadline to mail ballots due to the dispute over whether to include candidate Ralph Nader (a Pennsylvania court blocked Nader from the ballot yesterday). The DOJ also argues that the state should be ordered to accept alternate methods of receiving ballots, including air express, fax and e-mail. Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer has more.

 

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