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Miss. Supreme Court says voters with coronavirus vulnerability don't automatically qualify for absentee ballots

Added 09-20-20 06:29:01am EST - “Mississippi? voters more vulnerable to the coronavirus? because of preexisting conditions don't necessarily qualify to cast an absentee ballot, the state's? Supreme Court ruled Friday. ?” - Foxnews.com

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Mississippi voters more vulnerable to the coronavirus because of preexisting conditions don't necessarily qualify to cast an absentee ballot, the state's Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The ruling overturned Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens’ decision earlier this month in which she said state law “permits any voter with preexisting conditions that cause COVID-19 to present a greater risk of severe illness or death to vote by absentee ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Mississippi Today.

The state Supreme Court said Hinds too broadly interpreted changes made to the law earlier this year.

"Having a preexisting condition that puts a voter at a higher risk does not automatically create a temporary disability for absentee-voting purposes," Justice Dawn Beam wrote in the majority opinion, according to Mississippi Today.

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