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Group files lawsuit to allow mail-in voting for Kentucky's November elections

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:07:46-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A group has filed a lawsuit to force state leaders to offer extended mail-in ballots for Kentucky's November elections.

Gov. Andy Beshear, Secretary of State Michael Adams, and other state leaders are defendants in the lawsuit. The four plaintiffs claim health conditions put them at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.

The state delayed May's primary and then allowed mail-in ballots for the June vote to minimize voters' exposure to coronavirus. The plaintiffs want an extension of absentee voting and want the state to hold off on the new voter ID law for the November election.

Click here to read the full lawsuit.