Supreme Court rejects second Republican request to block extension of mail-in ballots

The Supreme Court shot down another Republican request to overturn a decision allowing mail-in ballots to be counted after Election Day.

On Thursday, the high court voted 5-3 declining to grant a request from the North Carolina Republicans on the issue. The decision allows absentee ballots in the state to be counted up until nine days after the election. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court blocked a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn a lower court decision permitting absentee ballots received to be counted 3 days after the election.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh joined the liberal justices
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