A federal judge ruled that absentee ballots in the presidential battleground state of North Carolina must have a witness signature.
That’s a boost for Republican groups seeking to enforce stricter rules on mail-in voting.
The judge issued an injunction that bars voters from being able to “fix” an absentee ballot.
That means changing a ballot that has already been sent in but lacked a third-party signature. attesting that the voter, and not somebody else, signed the ballot.