Delaware’s Mail-In Voting Ruling Is A Victory For The Rule Of Law

Delaware’s Mail-In Voting Ruling Is A Victory For The Rule Of Law


A day after President Biden flew home to vote in the Delaware primary, the Delaware Chancery Court issued a ruling that the State’s newly passed mail-in voting scheme violated the Delaware Constitution.

Wednesday’s ruling came after the Public Interest Legal Foundation, with local counsel and on behalf of a client, sued the State, arguing that Delaware’s Constitution outlines only limited times a person may vote by mail, and the new law disregards those constitutional restrictions.  The vote-by-mail law allows any registered voter to vote by mail, for any reason.

The notion that such a voting process would be unconstitutional in Delaware is not a surprise to Delawareans. In 2020, the General Assembly passed a mail-in voting law under their emergency power laws in order to have

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