ACLU Sues California For Rejecting Ballots With Mismatched Signatures


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(Undated)  --  The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of California for rejecting mail-in ballots if the signatures didn't appear to match.  The ACLU says 45,000 ballots were tossed out in November based only on a clerk's opinion that the signature on a ballot didn't look like the voter's original registration signature. 

 The Union's attorneys say county election officials aren't experts in handwriting analysis and shouldn't be allowed  to make a decision that disenfranchises voters.  They argue signatures can vary depending on a voter's physical condition, whether they are standing or sitting and some voters don't have a consistent style or even know it matters.


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