Posted: November 7, 2008
Virginia military absentee ballots case update
EL@M is watching for action in McCain-Palin 2008 v. Cunningham, a case in which the McCain campaign sought to require Virginia election officials to accept late absentee ballots from military voters. The federal judge hearing the case rejected a case brought by the NAACP before the election asking to extend voting hours in Virgina because he did not think it was the court's place to decide such a matter. Defendant's brief was due yesterday and plaintiff's reply is due today. An election day order required the state board of elections to have local officials retain military ballots and data about their issuance and arrival. EL@M will post updates to the case page.