South Carolina counties must stop rejecting absentee ballots over mismatched signatures

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A federal judge on Tuesday prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots on the basis of a perceived signature mismatch and ordered a review of any ballots discarded thus far for signature reasons.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said any county election boards that wish to employ signature matching techniques going forward must first seek and receive permission from the court and provide voters an opportunity to correct any perceived signature issues before discounting their votes.The decision comes a day after the South Carolina Election Commission ordered all counties to i…

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