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Laches dooms injunctive relief challenge to absentee balloting (access required)

The plaintiffs’ delay in mounting a challenge to the absentee ballot process in Virginia because of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in injunctive relief being denied because of laches. Background On March 12, 2020, Gov. Ralph S. Northam declared a state of emergency in the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16, 2020, defendants circulated guidance ...