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Supreme Court Reinstated Ban on Curb-Side Voting in Alabama

A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a state-ordered ban on curbside voting in Alabama, despite claims from disabled and at-risk voters that making them vote inside polling places puts them in danger of contracting the coronavirus.

The justices split, 5-3, in the case, with Chief Justice John Roberts aligning with his fellow conservative court members to stay a lower-court injunction that lifted the prohibition on drive-through voting that was issued by Alabama’s secretary of state.

All three of the shorthanded high court’s remaining liberals indicated they would have allowed curbside voting in counties that wanted to permit it.


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