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Uncle Sam files suit, TRO against GEC

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The United States Government wants all ballots that were mailed out to absentee voters to be counted, even after the November 2 General Election.  A lawsuit and temporary restraining order were filed in the District Court today because the Guam Election Commission failed to transmit federal election ballots to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 voters 45 days prior to the upcoming election. 

While Guam law requires UOCAVA ballots to be received by the close of polls on Election Day to be counted, the feds are asking the court to order the Commission accept the ballots until November 15.

A hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 13.

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