Skip to comments.ACLU Sues Virginia to Remove Witness Requirement on Mail-In Absentee Ballots
Posted on 04/18/2020 4:44:44 AM PDT by lowbridge
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Commonwealth of Virginia over a law that requires someone to sign the envelope of another person's absentee ballot if that ballot is submitted by mail.
Under Virginia law, any voter who submits an absentee ballot by mail must open the envelope containing the ballot in front of another person, fill out the ballot, and then have that other person sign the outside of the ballot envelope before it is mailed back.
"In the midst of the pandemic and during a stay-at-home mandate, the witness requirement amounts to an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote," the ACLU said.
The ACLU is asking the court to block the state from enforcing the witness requirement while COVID-19 emergency orders are in place and/or community transmission of COVID-19 is happening.
The lawsuit says the court should instruct election officials to count mailed-in absentee ballots even if they are missing a witness signature.
The ACLU said the witness requirement adversely affects elderly Virginians who live alone, Virginians who are disabled, or those who are African-American. The latter group is experiencing COVID-19 at disproportionate rates.
Removing the witness requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic is a common-sense solution that protects peoples health and their right to vote during this crisis," said Davin Rosborough, a staff attorney with the ACLUs Voting Rights Project. "No one should be forced to choose between staying safe and casting a ballot."
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Leave it to the ACLU to go full Commie. Governor Blackface will help them.
Burden my butt!
They make it sound like some Virginians live off like hermits in the hills and never make social-contact with anyone.
They should rename the bill....to the ‘Bigfoot-bill’ to ensure that Bigfoot himself can vote, without anyone knowing it’s him.
“In the midst of the pandemic and during a stay-at-home mandate, the witness requirement amounts to an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote,”
If the primary is on June 9, and the Governor’s stay at home order is to expire on June 10, the ACLU should be making its argument against the gubner blackface, requiring him to show how significant the state’s need is keep the stay at home order in place past June 8th. Or June 1st when neighboring state is expected to expire at least a month earlier.
“Witnesses” can be identified by their writers-cramp. 8-/
If they were smart (probably not) they would say “OK, ACLU you win. No mail in voting.”
More criminal leftists making sure they can commit fraud in our elections through the use of lawfare.
Why not just push for a law that every ballot must show votes for Democrats regardless of one’s party affiliation?
>> the ACLU should be making its argument against the gubner blackface
the ACLU will point out that it is a white democrat’s 1st amendment right to dress up in blackface or in a Klansman hood
Repeal the law and require voting to be present or absentee to be at a voting precinct within a month before the election, in front of witnesses.
Leave it to the ACLU to go full Commie
The ACLU has always been ‘full Commie’
Why not just push for a law that every ballot must show votes for Democrats regardless of ones party affiliation?
Why not just push for a law that every ballot must show votes for only selected Democrats with all other parties illegal?
In the midst of this crisis time, with rights being curtailed (temporarily) nationwide, this is the issue the ACLU wakes up to address.
It takes great creativity for aclu to keep dreaming up more and more absurd ways to undermine and destroy America and American citizens liberties.
At some point, they’ll say darkening the bubbles on the ballot is racists because minorities are less likely to be able to afford a pen, so the friendly helpful voter registrar’s office will have them filled out for you.
Think how many ballots they can find at the last minute.
“.....The ACLU said the witness requirement adversely affects elderly Virginians who live alone, Virginians who are disabled, or those who are African-American. “
So prove this you commie bastards. People of Virginia must throw these bums out.
The suicide of America
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