Michigan court overturns absentee ballot extension in win for Republicans

A Michigan appeals court has reversed a lower court’s decision to allow absentee ballots to be received two weeks after election day, handing Republicans a win.

Instead, votes must be received by 8pm on November 3rd.

Last month, the lower court had ruled ballots could be counted for 2 full weeks from Election day as long as they were postmarked by November 2nd.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the reversal  “great news for election integrity!”

Laura Cox, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, likewise praised the decision.

Cox wrote “This is a great day for the rule of law. It’s important that the rules aren’t changed during an election to advantage one party over another.”

She added “I applaud the Michigan Court of Appeals for standing up for the rule of law and the laws passed by the people’s representatives.”