Voters in Virginia are suing state election officials for loosening restrictions on absentee ballots for next month’s statewide primary, arguing that the coronavirus is not a reason to shut down in-person polling places.
The Fox News D.C. affiliate reported on the lawsuit, filed by attorney Jim Bopp on behalf of six northern Virginia voters:
Wisconsin is one of the only U.S. states that held its primary election with in-person voting after the nation’s coronavirus lockdowns began.
And the stakes here are even higher than in a typical case because the challenged actions protect not only citizens’ right to vote, but also the health and safety of voters, poll workers, election officials, and others who would otherwise be at risk from a highly contagious virus.
Bopp has also filed a vote by mail lawsuit on behalf of voters in Nevada.