High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina residents voting by mail in November’s election get a witness to sign their ballots. While the high court reinstated the requirement as a lawsuit over it proceeds, voters have already started returning ballots. And a judge blocked the witness requirement before the state’s primary in June. As is typical when the Supreme Court acts on an emergency basis, the justices did not explain their decision. He said it wasn’t for a court to second-guess the lawmakers’ decision to retain the witness requirement during the pandemic.