In a flood of litigation that started months earlier than the presidential election, Democrats gained authorized claims geared toward defending the best to vote throughout a pandemic, whereas Republicans gained others within the title of poll safety.
Neither facet’s victories all the time translated into an electoral benefit, although they did end in wide-ranging guidelines that made casting ballots simpler in some elements of the nation than in others.
Republicans and their allies succeeded in stopping any extension of deadlines for the receipt of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin and Michigan, measures that Democrats and their allies pushed for in court docket. Democratic President-elect Joe Biden carried the battleground states, main in Wisconsin by about 20,000 votes and in Michigan by greater than 150,000.
In the meantime, Democrats and voting-rights teams beat Republicans in litigation in North Carolina, securing an prolonged Nov. 12 deadline for ballots mailed by Election Day and a course of by which voters might repair inadvertent errors on their absentee ballots.