A lawsuit seeking to eliminate the notarization requirement for mail-in ballots in Missouri has been rejected for a second time.

In a 35-page opinion published by Cole County Judge John Beetem, the judge suggest that both the NAACP and the League of Women Voters have no evidence of anyone getting infected with COVID 19 while seeking notarization.

He also says there is no data suggesting that getting it notarized will cause any increased risk of exposure.

A second case before a different judge will go to trial on October 5th.

It seeks to render mail-in ballots countable, so long as it’s postmarked before election day.