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US Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block North Carolina mail-in ballot deadline extension

Washington: The US Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a Republican effort to block the deadline extension for absentee mail ballots in the battleground state of North Carolina, a court document revealed.

“The application for injunctive relief presented to THE CHIEF JUSTICE and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the court document said on Wednesday.

The court voted 5-3 to block the Republican bid, with conservative justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh siding with the three liberal justices, the court document showed.
The Supreme Court upheld the decision by North Carolina’s State Board of Elections to extend the absentee ballot receipt deadline by six days, up to November 12, the court document said.

Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed and sworn-in on Monday, did not have any input in the case.

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