Federal lawsuit threatens validity of Illinois mail-in, military ballots
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A federal lawsuit may threaten the validity of potentially tens of thousands of Illinois mail-in and military ballots.
The suit was brought by a downstate Republican congressman and two GOP officials.
At issue is a 2015 state law that allows vote-by-mail ballots to be counted if they are received within two weeks of Election Day, as long as they are postmarked on or before the final day of voting.
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However, the suit seeks to have no vote-by-mail ballots counted that are received after November 8, which is Election Day.
This is similar to election lawsuits filed by former President Donald Trump.