The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday blocked the Democrat’s attempt to delay counting ballots received up until the 9th of November — a week after the election.
This is a HUGE blow to the Democrat Party’s attempts to sow doubt and confusion in the November presidential election.
NEW: The 7th Circuit, 2-1, has blocked a district court order that would have extended Wisconsin’s voter registration deadline and required the state to count ballots postmarked by Election Day through Nov. 9 https://t.co/NC9bAbDM7Y pic.twitter.com/VW3vEtSsrQ
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The AP reported:
A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country.
If the ruling stands, absentee ballots will have to be delivered to Wisconsin election clerks by 8 p.m. on Election Day if they are to be counted. Results of the presidential race in the pivotal swing state would be known within hours of polls closing.
Democrats almost certainly will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Under state law, absentee ballots are due in local clerks’ offices by 8 p.m. on election night, but Democrats and allied groups sued to extend the deadline after the April presidential primary saw long lines, fewer polling places, a shortage of poll workers and thousands of ballots mailed days after the election.
U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled last month that any ballots that arrive in clerk’s offices by Nov. 9 will be counted, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 3.