Judge eyes ruling over law allowing universal voting by mail

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing a request by the state Republican Party to declare a law allowing universal voting by mail in this year’s elections unconstitutional.

The judge told attorneys after a hearing Thursday that he will issue a decision by Monday on the GOP’s request for an injunction to prevent vote-by-mail ballots from being counted in November.

The GOP filed a complaint last month arguing that lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled legislature exceeded their constitutional authority in invoking emergency powers to pass the measure.

State attorneys say the courts are required to give deference to decisions of the General Assembly.

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