Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election


Today that absentee ballots and battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the November 3rd presidential election. As long as they are postmarked by Election Day. The highly anticipated ruling unless overturned means that the outcome of the presidential race in Wisconsin might not be known for days after polls close. Under current law, the deadline for returning an absentee ballot tohave it counted is eight PM on election day. Democrats and their allies sued to extend the deadline in the K swing state after the April presidential primary saw long lines, fewer polling places, a shortage of poll workers and thousands of ballots mail days after the election. US District Judge William Conley granted a large portion of their requests, issuing a preliminary injunction that was expected to be appealed all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. He put the ruling on hold for seven days to give the other side a chance to seek an emergency appeal. In Wisconsin's April presidential primary. Judge Conley also extended the deadline for returning absentee ballots for a week and in that election, nearly 7% of all ballots cast or return the week after the polls closed. 2016 presidential rates was decided in Wisconsin by less than 1% point fewer than 23,000 votes. Polls show Democrat Joe Biden with a slight lead, but both sides are expecting another tight race, Wisconsin's Republican Party chair said. He's reviewing the order and working with others to determine the next steps. Meanwhile, a

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