State Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Lamont’s expanded absentee ballots for August primary

More than 200,000 absentee ballots will go out Tuesday as scheduled following a state Supreme Court ruling.

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2020, 10:20 PM

Updated 1,424 days ago

Share:

State Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Lamont’s expanded absentee ballots for August primary
More than 200,000 absentee ballots will go out Tuesday as scheduled following a state Supreme Court ruling.
The ballots are for next month's party primaries.

Republicans said Gov. Ned Lamont has no authority to let everyone vote by mail, but the court ruled in a public health emergency he can.

"It's a horrible idea, in the middle of a global pandemic, to funnel hundreds of thousands of voters into cramped polling places on a single day in August, and expose all of them and all of us and our families, to the risk of infection and death,” says Attorney General William Tong.

Other challenges to expanded absentee ballots are still pending in the courts.
See the lawsuit here.


More from News 12