TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Oct 16, 2020

A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel on Thursday ruled it would not change Tennessee’s signature matching requirement for absentee voting before the November election, the Associated Press reports. The panel was split on affirming a lower court’s decision, with Judge Julia Smith Gibbons citing a lack of evidence that the signature verification process infringed on anyone’s Constitutional rights. The preliminary injunction had sought to let voters fix signature issues before mail ballot rejections. Judge Karen Nelson Moore’s dissent claimed “yet another chapter in the concentrated effort to restrict the vote.”