Supreme Court blocks plan to extend absentee voting in Wisconsin primary election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's presidential primary election will proceed Tuesday under an order from the state Supreme Court that came just hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting as part of a last-ditch effort amid growing fears over the coronavirus.

The state court ruled 4-2 on Monday that Evers lacked the authority to move the election on his own.

Later Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a plan to extend absentee voting in Wisconsin's spring primary by six days because of the coronavirus.

The Wisconsin election is being viewed as a national test case in a broader fight over voter access. 

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by April 7 to be counted.


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