Federal appeals court to hear arguments in Puerto Rico election case

[JURIST] Oral arguments are scheduled to begin Monday morning in the US First Circuit Court of Appeals to decide whether Puerto Rico's Supreme Court or a US District Court has jurisdiction over thousands of disputed ballots cast in the territory. The ballots in question are from Puerto Rico's Nov. 2 gubernatorial race, and all indicate a vote for more than one candidate. Puerto Rico's Election Commission ruled last month that the votes were valid, and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court subsequently ordered a recount, however, a US District Court judge in Puerto Rico has ruled that the votes are to be separated from the recount. Read the filings and briefs associated with this case here. AP has more.

 

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