In other words, the interminable primary will go on for a while later. Late yesterday, a judge ordered the state of New York to count thousands of ballots invalidated for arriving late without postmarks. The state screwed up the ballot distribution and the Post Office failed to postmark them, the judge ruled, and ordered all ballots received by June 24 to be counted as valid.
It may not be the wrong decision, but it’s still problematic:
In granting the preliminary injunction Monday, Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres said the plaintiffs who brought the suit — including congressional candidate Suraj Patel and Brooklyn Assembly candidate Emily Gallagher — had proved that voters were disenfranchised and denied their constitutional rights after being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.
Torres said these arbitrarily disenfranchised voters were denied free speech, equal protection and due process due under the law.