High court nixes GOP move for ballot witness in Rhode Island

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has rejected an effort by the Republican National Committee and Republican Party of Rhode Island to put on hold an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary. State officials had agreed to suspend the requirement because of the coronavirus pandemic. They have said…

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