South Carolina absentee voters must get witness signature, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a South Carolina election law Monday night that requires voters who mail in their absentee ballots to have someone witness their vote by signing their name on the back of the mail-in ballot envelope.The high court issued a unanimous ruling after hours Monday night, overturning a decision made last month by U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs of Columbia. Childs had prohibited the South Carolina Election Commission from enforcing a state law that required a witness signature.The two-page decision ends a weekslong, on-again, off-again court battle f…

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