For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.Wisconsin is a key swing state during the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. On Monday evening, October 26, 2020, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 3 (eight justices divided along partisan lines) against Democrats who were pushing to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin for six days to provide the state more time to deal with the surge in mail-in voting due to COVID-19 , to November 9, 2020. This decision came eight days before the Election Day.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wisconsin cannot count mailed-in ballots received after Election Day, siding with Republicans, in the video “U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Wisconsin Absentee Ballot Deadline“, below:
The Supreme Court on Monday evening voted 5-3 against Democrats who were pushing to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin by six days in order to provide the state more time to deal with the surge in mail-in voting caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision, announced in an order, came eight days before Election Day. Wisconsin is a key battleground state in the battle between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. As a result of the Supreme Court’s move, ballots will have to be delivered by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 to be counted. The court’s eight justices divided along partisan lines, with the court’s three Democratic-appointees in dissent. The order, which came amid a flurry of election-related disputes that are making their way to the justices, was released as the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s confirmation gives conservatives a 6-3 majority. The top court’s order followed a ruling from District Court Judge William Conley last month extending the state’s absentee ballot counting deadline in response to a suit from the Democratic National Committee and its allies. Conley cited the unusually high number of ballots cast by mail as well as delays with the United States Postal Service. A similar 6-day extension that was in place for Wisconsin’s April elections resulted in 80,000 ballots being counted that otherwise would have been disqualified, or 5% of the total ballots, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Trump, who is trailing Biden by about five percentage points in state polls, won the state over Democrat Hillary Clinton by just 23,000 votes in 2016. Covid-19 cases are at a record nationwide, with Wisconsin among the worst-hit hot spots. A panel of the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked Conley’s ruling earlier in October. The Democrats appealed to the Supreme Court to reverse the appeals court ruling, but the justices declined to do so. Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for himself and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, wrote that he opposed the extension because the Constitution provides for elected officials, not judges, to set election rules. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were both appointed by Trump.”Legislators can be held accountable by the people for the rules they write or fail to write; typically, judges cannot,” Gorsuch wrote. “Legislatures make policy and bring to bear the collective wisdom of the whole people when they do, while courts dispense the judgment of only a single person or a handful.”Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the court’s three liberals earlier this month to allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received after Election Day, wrote separately to distinguish the cases.”Different bodies of law and different precedents govern these two situations and require, in these particular circumstances, that we allow the modification of election rules in Pennsylvania but not Wisconsin,” Roberts wrote, in the video “Supreme Court won’t revive 6 day ballot deadline extension in Wisconsin“, below:
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