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Virginia R. McCalmont Virginia R. McCalmont

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of Americans’ lives, but as Election Day draws ever nearer, one issue that is receiving increasing attention is the effect the pandemic could have on voter participation, and thus on candidates and initiatives up and down the 8th Circuit Spotlightballot. In late July, the Eighth Circuit joined a growing list of courts around the country that have addressed whether the pandemic requires the relaxation of certain election laws to reduce person-to-person contact.

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