Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access

Updated: 5:12 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2020 

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a request by the Green Party presidential candidate to be added to the state's November ballot.

The ruling Monday clears the way for local clerks to resume mailing absentee ballots to more than 1 million voters who have requested one.

The 4-3 order comes just seven weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election in this narrowly divided state.

Democrats had feared that adding Howie Hawkins to the ballot would take votes away from Joe Biden and assist President Donald Trump.

Rapper Kanye West is still hoping to be added to the Wisconsin ballot.


Published: 1:59 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2020 

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Green Party's candidates for president and vice president are demanding that the Wisconsin Supreme Court rule immediately to have them placed on the state's ballot.

The state's highest court on Thursday ordered a halt to the mailing of all absentee ballots while it considers a legal challenge brought by Green presidential candidate Howie Hawkins and his running mate Angela Walker.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked twice on whether they should be placed on the ballot. Hawkins says the court should rule Monday to have him put on the ballot.

Rapper Kanye West is also suing to be put on the Wisconsin ballot.

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