Louisiana election official says volume of mail-in ballots may delay results by days

Louisiana’s election commissioner said Wednesday that he is “extremely concerned” about getting election results on election day, even though the state’s mail-in voting program has not been expanded, as Democratic governors and voting rights advocates Pushing for

According to the Associated Press, Election Commissioner Sherry Wharton Hadsey said the amount of absentee ballots could delay tabulating votes by two to six days.

According to the AP, Hudsey testified under cross examination at an online hearing on Wednesday, “I try to get the results on November 3,” under a hearing filed by a lawyer suing to extend mail balloting by voting rights advocates. I am doing

Hadsey said that in written testimony the state received about 169,000 absentee ballot requests, according to the AP. The state also has about 157,000 people, enrolled in a program for people over 65 years of age, who automatically attend absentee ballots and another 5,300 similar programs for people with disabilities as of New Year.

Republicans and Hadsey’s boss’s secretary of state Kyle Ardoin proposed a plan to extend mail balloting to people who tested positive for COVID-19. Voting rights advocates argue that the plan fails to adequately provide for a safe voting process during the epidemic, the AP reported.

According to the AP, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick, who is presiding over the case, asked attorneys to file briefs on Wednesday afternoon and said he would rule “as soon as possible,” as soon as possible.

John Bell Edwards (D) is reportedly insisting on a more comprehensive plan to expand mail balloting, but is with Ardoin and the GOP-led state legislature. Ardoin has said that GOP jurists will not approve a plan with more expander mail-in voting, but Edwards, whose approval is also needed, said the proposed plan does not go so far as to allow people to vote safely. So, according to AP.

In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, many states have moved to expand mail-in voting programs. Democrats have expanded such programs on a large scale, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoin: ‘I guarantee it’s not going to go well’ Pompeo, who founded the Woodward interview, says ‘enough chance’ Navalny’s poison was ordered by senior Russian official Trump, he says He will almost certainly read the ‘Woodward Book’. Has criticized mail-in voting, claiming it causes voter fraud.