Judicial Watch is filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Mississippi, challenging the Mississippi election law that permits absentee ballots to be received as long as five business days after Election Day.
The suit states that “[u]nder federal law, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every even-numbered year is election day (“Election Day”) for federal elections… Congress recently reaffirmed a single national Election Day… Under the recent Congressional amendments, no extension of Election Day shall be allowed unless there are ‘force majeure events that are extraordinary and catastrophic’.”
“The law requires an ‘Election Day,’ not an ‘Election Week.’ Mississippi’s five-day extension of Election Day beyond the date set by Congress is illegal, violates the civil rights of voters, and encourages fraud,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement on Monday.
The group has presided over or aided in a number of successful cases to help restore America’s elections to a more commonly accepted, pre-pandemic, Western standard.
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