A federal appeals court panel today is considering a ruling on Minnesota’s extended absentee vote count deadline.

Opponents argue that extending the deadline to count absentee or mail-in votes postmarked November 3rd by one week is unconstitutional and warned that it could cause chaos on election day. Supporters of extending the deadline say changing it less than a week before the election would disenfranchise voters who have been relying on their ballot instructions. Nearly two million Minnesotans have already requested absentee ballots.