Supreme Court Sides With Republicans In Wisconsin, Blocks Dem Attempt To Extend Absentee Voting

The U.S. Supreme Court just granted a Republican request to block a lower court’s ruling that extended absentee voting in Wisconsin with the primary tomorrow.

The ruling will limit absentee voting in Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary that has faced turmoil due to restrictions on residents because of the pandemic.

The justices on a 5-4 vote, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority, blocked a federal judge’s ruling from earlier that had extended the absentee voting period until April 13.

By that 5–4 vote the Supreme Court reversed a lower court order granting the Dem wish to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots in the state of Wisconsin.

When combined with the Wisconsin State Supreme Court overruling the Dem Governor’s attempt to postpone the election until June, it looks like the election is on for tomorrow.

All four liberals dissented.

RBG wrote “The Court’s order, I fear, will result in massive disenfranchisement.”

“A voter cannot deliver for postmarking a ballot she has not received.”

“Yet tens of thousands of voters who timely requested ballots are unlikely to receive them by April 7, the Court’s postmark deadline.”

You can read the decision on this link.

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