Otago Daily Times
Trump still trying to block vote extension
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s campaign yesterday again asked the US Supreme Court to block North Carolina’s plan for counting absentee ballots that arrive after election day, saying it violated the state’s election code.
The campaign initially filed the application on Friday after a US federal appeals court decision last week left North Carolina’s plan in place, allowing it to tally ballots postmarked by November 3 and arriving before November 12.
‘‘An emergency injunction is urgently needed to ensure that our federal election is governed by the statutes enacted by the people,’’ the campaign wrote in a new filing. — Reuters