South Carolina GOP Petitions SCOTUS To Reinstate Witness Signature Requirement For Mail-In Ballots

The Washington Post reports:

South Carolina Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate the witness signature requirement for mail ballots ahead of the November election, extending the legal turmoil over the rule even as tens of thousands of ballots have been sent to voters across the state.

The request to the high court comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Wednesday left in place an order blocking the requirement because of the risks associated with in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

The appeals court warned in its order Wednesday that reinstating the rule now could lead to “mass voter confusion.” The justices are typically hesitant to intervene in cases over voting so close to an election.

Photo: South Carolina GOP chair Drew McKissick.