Congress established Election Day. Courts need to ensure it doesn’t become Election Month
Washington Examiner • July 13, 2023 • Subscribe to Washington Examiner
When Election Day actually lasts for weeks, logic says something is wrong with the system. Now, there’s a lawsuit that compellingly argues that extending deadlines past Election Day violates federal law as well.
Plaintiff Mark Splonskowski, the county auditor of Burleigh County, North Dakota, deserves to win the suit. His victory should, in a just world, set a precedent for states across the nation to end their practices of allowing vote deadline leniency. It shouldn’t take weeks after Election Day just to start counting some votes, not to mention actually seeing final results.
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