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Murphy: No plans to extend late-arriving VBM deadline for May 12 races

Thousands of new mail-in ballots came in Wednesday, Thursday

By Nikita Biryukov, May 15 2020 2:39 pm

The state does not plan to extend the deadline to accept late-arriving mail-in ballots sent for municipal elections held Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday.

“There’s no plans, right now, to extend anything, unless Matt tells me otherwise, on the May 12 election,” Murphy said, referring to his chief counsel, Matt Platkin. “That’ll stay that way.”

Thousands of ballots, post marked a week or more before May 12, were delivered to county election officials on Wednesday and Thursday.

It’s not clear how many valid ballots will come in Friday or in the days following, but those voters will almost certainly be disenfranchised in the absence of a court challenge seeking to force them to be added to the count.

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