Massachusetts Supreme Court Rejects GOP Challenge, Green-Lights Mail-In Voting
The highest court in Massachusetts threw out a challenge on July 11 to absentee voting rules brought by state Republicans, a move that allows voters to submit mail-in ballots in the September primary election without having to provide an excuse.
A brief unsigned order indicates the court will release a “full opinion explaining the court’s reasoning” in “due course.”
Republicans had argued that the state’s VOTES Act, which Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, signed into law last month, was unconstitutional because the measure needed to be approved by voters. The party also...