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Appeals court throws out lower court’s decision on New York’s absentee ballot laws

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Less than a week until Election Day and an appeals court has upheld New York’s absentee ballot laws.

The move reverses a lower court’s decision, which would have prevented people to vote by absentee ballot over fear of COVID-19.


It also reversed the portion of the law that allowed election boards to count ballots before Election Day.

Hundreds-of-thousands of absentee ballots have already been sent out to voters. Tens-of-thousands have been cast.

The case is expected to make it to the state’s highest court, but that won’t happen before Election Day.