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The Supreme Court Justices’ Split Decisions on 2020 Election Mail Ballots, Explained

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With the election days away, the supreme court is still releasing decisions on different states’ election laws. The highest profile of these fights regard collecting mail in ballots postmarked before the election but received after the election. Here’s what’s happening.

The Supreme Court’s 2020 Electoral College Debate, Explained

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The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in a case to determine how independent state electors should be in choosing which candidates to vote for.  Three electors from Washington State broke a promise to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and instead vote for Colin Powell. They were punished for the violation with a $1,000 fine. Here are the legal arguments from both the electors and Washington State.