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NJ federal judge rejects Trump campaign’s challenge to state’s mail-in voting plans

NJ federal judge rejects Trump campaign’s challenge to state’s mail-in voting plans

Judge Michael Shipp denied the campaign’s request for a preliminary injunction

By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News

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New Jersey federal judge shot down the Trump campaign‘s attempt to halt the state’s new mail-in voting rules, including one that allows ballots to be counted two days after Election Day even if they do not have a postmark.

In a Tuesday opinion, Judge Michael Shipp denied the campaign’s request for a preliminary injunction, ruling that the state acted within its authority to issue the rules.

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“Although federal law prohibits New Jersey from canvassing ballots cast after Election Day, it is within New Jersey’s discretion to choose its methods of determining the timeliness of ballots, so long as there is no appreciable risk of canvassing untimely ballots,” the court’s ruling said.

The judge cited case law supporting New Jersey’s right to take its desired measures to protect voters from exposure to COVID-19, stating that decisions regarding “the safety and health of the people” are constitutionally entrusted to elected officials.

Shipp also said the campaign failed to demonstrate a likelihood of irreparable harm that it would suffer should the rules be upheld.

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