Federal judges order post-Election Day ballots to be separated

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal appeals court sided Thursday with a GOP challenge to Minnesota’s extended deadline for receiving absentee ballots after Election Day next Tuesday, imperiling a state rule that would count mail-in ballots received up to a week after the election.In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that all mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day be set aside, setting the stage for a potential legal battle after the election. But the order stopped short of a final determination on the validity of the post-Election Day ballots.The rulin…

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