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Court nixes Ohio ballot applications arriving by fax, email

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Requesting an absentee ballot by fax or email remains off limits in Ohio following an appellate court that delivered at least a temporary victory to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in a critical battleground state.

A three-judge panel of Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals ruled late Tuesday that a trial judge’s order requiring Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose to allow the applications by fax or email could burden county election boards and pose a security risk to the fall presidential election.

The decision returns the case to the trial court.

Democrats had brought the suit and also could appeal.

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