A federal judge in Mississippi has temporarily blocked the enforcement of a state law to prevent so-called ballot harvesting, despite most states having enacted and kept such laws on the books and as Congress considers its own version.

On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi’s Northern Division blocked a law that makes it illegal to “knowingly collect and transmit a ballot that was mailed to another person.”

Ballot harvesting is a practice in which political operatives, volunteers, union workers and other third parties gather and submit voters’ completed absentee or mail-in ballots.

Supporters say the practice is necessary to help voters like the elderly and disabled, while critics say it’s too vulnerable to voter fraud. (Excerpt from Just the News.)


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