Delaware vote-by-mail law declared unconstitutional

Dover, Del.: A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in the upcoming November election.

Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook ruled that the law, the result of legislation that Democrats rammed through the General Assembly in less than three weeks this past June, violates a provision in Delaware’s constitution that spells out the circumstances under which a person is allowed to cast an absentee ballot.

While declaring vote by mail unconstitutional, Cook upheld the state’s new same-day voter registration law.

“Glad that the judge carefully studied Delaware’s constitution and court precedent in making his determination,” said Julianne Murray, who is the Republican nominee for attorney general in November.

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