Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

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By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered that no absentee ballots be mailed until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot.

The order Thursday came in a lawsuit filed by Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins who asked the state's highest court to take up his challenge of a Wisconsin Elections Commission decision keeping him off the ballot.

Rapper Kanye West, in a separate case, is also trying to get on the ballot after the commission rejected him.

Municipal election clerks face a Sept. 17 deadline to mail ballots.

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