The Examiner examiner.net 18 Dec, 2020 21:30 am

Parson urged to extend mail-in voting

A letter signed by people representing nearly five dozen organizations asked the Republican governor to use his emergency authority to extend the law he signed in June.

Health director Melanie Hutton said the threat was left Tuesday.Hutton declined to disclose details but said the threat was “about COVID.” Hutton said the threat was curious because Cooper County has no mask mandate or other special provisions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.” “The disinformation that has been prevalent throughout this pandemic – that COVID is a hoax and it’s not real, and that COVID-related deaths are being falsified – is causing serious damage for individuals who are not able to discern real news from fake news," Hutton said.

31 allows those considered at high-risk of the virus – people age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and people with certain preexisting health conditions – to vote absentee without having their ballots notarized.Deaths continue to mount at long-term care facilities.

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