Supreme Court Says Alabama Can Ban Curbside Voting Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Supreme Court said Wednesday that state officials can ban curbside voting in Alabama, overturning a lower court’s order meant to safeguard voters with disabilities and those concerned for their health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 5-3 ruling, a terse paragraph released Wednesday evening, granted a request by Alabama’s secretary of state, John Merrill, to put on hold decisions issued by lower courts that allowed counties to roll out the curbside voting mechanisms. Merrill had argued Alabama couldn’t safely roll out curbside voting in time for this year’s election and warned doing so could “cause confusion and much harm.”

The majority, all from the court’s conservative bloc, did not explain its reasoning.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a strong dissent, joined by…



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