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Indiana AG Curtis Hill joins Pennsylvania lawsuit over absentee ballots

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 17:07:35-05

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s decision on allowing absentee ballots past election day.

The lawsuit states the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unlawfully extended the state’s deadline for allowing mail-in ballots to arrive in election offices.

Hill said state legislatures, not courts, should decide when states should stop receiving absentee ballots.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has correctly stated previously that courts should not attempt to usurp the authority of state legislatures in matters related to election laws,” Hill said. “With this brief, we are simply asking the Supreme Court to continue to uphold that principle.”

Attorneys general for Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee and West Virginia joined on the document.

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody has called on Hill to pay back any state taxpayer money that was used to prepare the legal opinion related to the Pennsylvania case.

“Taxpayers shouldn’t be funding Curtis Hill’s audition for conservative TV gigs,” said Zody. “Once again, Curtis Hill has to be reminded he works for Indiana taxpayers, not the President. He needs to refund every dime used to advance his personal agenda. It’s like using the state copier to print resumes, it’s a wildly inappropriate use of resources by a cynical politician more concerned about his career than the constituents he serves.”