Voting rights denied to some LTC residents

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A Pennsylvania law that makes it illegal to mail absentee ballots to private nursing homes resulted in many residents being unable to cast votes this year, according to local newspaper reports.

The law affects privately owned nursing homes or assisted living facilities. However, it does not apply to public institutions, such as county nursing homes.

State Rep. Keith McCall (D) has unsuccessfully challenged the law, which was established to reduce voter fraud.

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