Michigan Court of Appeals: Ballots Must Arrive by Election Day; 14-Day Extension Overturned

Michigan Court of Appeals: Ballots Must Arrive by Election Day; 14-Day Extension Overturned


The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day, November 3, to be counted — overturning a lower court decision that had extended the deadline by 14 days.

DETROIT (AP) — Absentee ballots must arrive by Nov. 3 to be counted, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday, blocking a 14-day extension that had been ordered by a lower court and embraced by key Democratic officials.

— Kendall Karson (@kendallkarson) October 16, 2020

As Breitbart News reported in September, a lower state court had initially handed down a decision that favored Democrats’ effort to extend the deadline:

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that mail-in ballots postmarked by November 2 — the day before Election Day — will still be counted in Michigan in the 2020 election.

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In addition, Judge Stephens said that strangers can return other people’s ballots

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