U.S. judge bars Colorado from enforcing law banning voter ‘selfies’

A federal judge in Colorado blocked enforcement of a 19th-century state law that bans voters from showing a completed ballot to others, the latest in a flurry of mixed legal rulings on whether to restrict election “selfies” on social media. U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello in Denver issued a preliminary injunction against an 1891 Colorado statute that makes it a misdemeanor offense to reveal the contents of one’s ballot. “By issuing an injunction in this case, Coloradans get what they are entitled to – clarity on an issue that implicates fundamental constitutional rights,” Arguella wrote in her 26-page ruling.

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