Judge Refuses to Extend Virginia Voting Hours

Changes were sought by NAACP

A federal judge has refused to order longer voting hours in Virginia and reallocation of voting machines to black precincts in some localities.

The changes were sought by the NAACP on the eve of an Election Day that is expected to produce unprecedented turnout in Virginia, a battleground state in the presidential election.

Judge Richard Williams listened to arguments from the plaintiffs' attorney but didn't even hear from lawyers for the defendants before denying a motion for a preliminary injunction Monday.

However, the judge did order the state Board of Elections to publicize the availability of curbside voting for older or disabled voters, along with the fact that people in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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