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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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Kevin 54 days ago
the ONLY state in the nation still holding an election this month putting the lives of poll workers and voters at risk -- job well done Vos, Fitzgerald, Roggensack, Ziegler, Bradley, and Hagedorn -- im sure u will be volunteering as poll workers to make sure everyone can vote. So the Republican Party is willing to put people in harms way and possibly die so they can keep turnout down. Lower turnout has always been better for Republican candidates. This is disgusting!!
PamFeldmann 54 days ago
I want to see all the politicians and judges who voted against extension out there volunteering at these mass polling places!
Rommel 55 days ago
What's the problem....delay the vote until COVID19 has past the peak. OOPs...forgot Fatzgerald and TweetTweet Vos are still whining that Walker lost.
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