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Supreme Court Rules 5-3 Against Democrats – 2020 Ballots Have To Be Received By Election Day In Wisconsin
By Ben Dutka|October 27, 2020
Supreme Court Rules 5-3 Against Democrats – 2020 Ballots Have To Be Received By Election Day In Wisconsin

With just days before the 2020 presidential election, the election processes have to be reliable and accurate.

But one major issue involves the balloting speed — some states have asked for extensions concerning absentee ballots.

However, the Supreme Court just said “no” to a particular swing state.

Wisconsin Democrats had applied for an extension of mail-in ballots received after Election Day, which is November 3.

Initially, a lower court order said ballots could be counted if they were received up to 6 days after the election. Democrats called this a victory.

But the highest court in the land refused to let this go.

From Fox News:

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a request by Wisconsin Democrats to allow an extension for mail-in ballots that are received after Election Day.

In a 5-3 ruling, the justices refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be counted if they are received up to six days after the Nov. 3 election.

In the past, Democrats have been concerned about the mass influx of mailed ballots.

They claim that in addition to the huge number of ballots, the pandemic also makes it necessary to extend the counting period.

But Republicans didn’t see it this way.

They opposed extending the standard Nov. 3 deadline, and stated that voters have ample opportunity to vote before the close of polling.

As such, the GOP was quick to condemn the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that had approved the 6-day extension.

And now, the Supreme Court has agreed with the GOP — there will be no extension.

We’ll have to see if the post office gets inundated and if our voting processes hold up; that remains a legitimate concern.

But it certainly seems like voters have the time and opportunity to send in their choice by the end of Nov. 3.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Supreme Court ruled against Wisconsin Democrats.
  • A lower court previously allowed for ballots to be counted up to 6 days after election day. But the high court reversed this.
  • The GOP claims voters have plenty of time and opportunity to hit the standard Nov. 3 deadline.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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