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Politics Fight over Wisconsin mail vote deadline may head to Supreme Court

00:05  01 october  2020
00:05  01 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The liberal candidate in Wisconsin ’s hard- fought State Supreme Court race this month prevailed in voting by mail by a significant margin The gap in mail voting may have been influenced by the diverging concerns about the coronavirus pandemic among Wisconsin ’s Democrats and Republicans.

The partisan fight in Wisconsin the past few weeks is an initial skirmish in the broader battle between Democrats and Republicans over expanding voting by " Mail -in voting is horrible. It's corrupt," the president argued last week during a daily Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House.

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rebuffed Wisconsin Republicans who had asked the court to temporarily halt a ruling that pushed back the battleground state's mail-vote due date, possibly teeing up a GOP bid for review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

a hand holding a piece of paper: Fight over Wisconsin mail vote deadline may head to Supreme Court © Getty Images Fight over Wisconsin mail vote deadline may head to Supreme Court

The latest development in the fast-moving case comes a day after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld an extension of Wisconsin's mail ballot receipt deadline. Under current rules, mail ballots must be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and arrive by Nov. 9.

The 7th Circuit's decision turned on the narrow issue of whether the state's GOP lawmakers and Republican Party members had the legal right to challenge the deadline extension, which the court said they lacked.

The Republican challengers said in a court filing that the case was likely to be addressed to the Supreme Court.

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