U.S. Supreme Courtroom upholds Alabama’s curbside voting ban

Voters stand in line to vote absentee at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday October 16, 2020.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday night upheld Alabama’s ban on curbside voting, overturning a decreased court docket final decision. 

The justices ruled 5 to 3 to carry a district court docket ruling that would have allowed counties to established up curbside voting, 1 of a number of solutions a group of plaintiffs at threat of contracting COVID-19 experienced sought to guard them selves amid the pandemic. The point out fought the lawsuit in court docket, arguing the ban was a make a difference of safety. 

“The actuality that we have currently shattered voter participation records with the election continue to staying 13 times away is evidence that our recent voting possibilities are simple, efficient, and available for all of Alabama’s voters,” Secretary of Condition John Merrill stated in a assertion. “Tonight’s ruling in favor of election integrity and security is after once again a earn for the people of Alabama.”