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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:27 PM

Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary

Source: Chanel 3000 News

MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a plan to extend absentee voting in Wisconsin’s spring primary by six days because of the coronavirus.
The Wisconsin election is being viewed as a national test case in a broader fight over voter access.
The Supreme Court’s decision came shortly after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 on Monday that Evers lacked the authority to move the election on his own.

Read more: https://www.channel3000.com/supreme-court-blocks-extended-absentee-voting-in-wisconsin-primary/

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Reply Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary (Original post)
Gothmog Apr 6 OP
Gothmog Apr 6 #1
lark Apr 7 #20
idziak4ever1234 Apr 6 #2
texasfiddler Apr 6 #5
idziak4ever1234 Apr 6 #7
Gothmog Apr 6 #3
bluestarone Apr 6 #4
unblock Apr 6 #6
bluestarone Apr 6 #8
Miguelito Loveless Apr 6 #9
spudspud Apr 6 #15
riversedge Apr 6 #10
iluvtennis Apr 6 #11
Igel Apr 6 #17
ancianita Apr 6 #18
47of74 Apr 6 #12
Gothmog Apr 6 #13
yaesu Apr 6 #14
Snellius Apr 6 #16
McCamy Taylor Apr 6 #19
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 7 #21
Greybnk48 Apr 7 #22
bluestarone Apr 7 #23

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:28 PM

1. SCOTUS just ruled 5-4 that the primary and election in Wisconsin will go forward tomorrow

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:49 AM

20. SCOTUS trying to kill the Democrats of WI.

This is to choose a Dem candidate, so they want everyone to have to vote in person and risk their lives and they are ok with the old poll workers getting sick and dying for rw purposes. I am assuming it's just the Dem primary as it was here in FL, if not and there are repugs on the ballot, well, they are ok with killing everyone to get the Dems.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:30 PM

2. I don't get it. Why are they so he'll bent this election occur?

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:39 PM

5. I think it has to do with the election of

a State Supreme Court Judge. The fewer the voters the more likely the right wing judge wins. That is my cynical thought. Hope I’m wrong

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:42 PM

7. Thank you for your insight!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:32 PM

3. Wisconsin Set to Hold In-Person Primary Tomorrow Amid Pandemic




With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation, both the Democratic primary and local elections are still set to take place in Wisconsin despite widespread outcry against the public health risk of physical voting. The Republican-controlled state legislature refused to take up a motion during emergency sessions over the weekend that would have transitioned the primary to an all-mail election and allow votes to be received until May.

Mayors from many of the most-populated cities in the state wrote a letter to the state’s top health official on Sunday asking that the elections be shut down.

“We need you to step up and stop the State of Wisconsin from putting hundreds of thousands of citizens at risk by requiring them to vote at the polls while this ugly pandemic spreads,” read the letter signed by ten mayors. The letter finished with, “the lives of our constituents depend on it [suspending physical voting].”

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:34 PM

4. I'm confused

I thought the SC had NO say in how the state runs their election?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:41 PM

6. not true at all. a state cannot exclude black people from voting, for example.

you may recall the supreme court even intervened in how florida handled its recount in bush v. gore.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:45 PM

8. I'm thinking that only when they want to?

When it works in THEIR favor! SAD!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:06 PM

9. So, when Trump wants to postpone or otherwise interfere in the November election

Watch them vote 5-4 in his favor in a complete reversal.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:05 PM

15. But of course. /nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:09 PM

10. omg!! THEY even blocked the extended absentee voting. damn damn

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:33 PM

11. This is absurd. There wee several other states that postponed their primaries. WI overturned

the postponement simply because Evers is a democratic governor.

More voter suppression by the rethugs.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:33 PM

17. There were also states that didn't.

It didn't help this case that the legislature considered and opted not to change the date (when the Constitution leaves this up to the states) and that the WI supreme court also opted not to move the date.

That left absentee ballots. SCOTUS didn't so much block as not mandate--there's a not so subtle difference. If I ask the court to do something and they decline, it's hardly blocking; I think of blocking as asking the court to *stop* something from happening.

It doesn't help that there's opposition and polarization worked in there. On the other hand, it's also true when the (R) governor of OH postponed the elections, there were people saying he did it just because he was (R) and he shouldn't have. That's the power of being politically ODD.

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Response to Igel (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:11 PM

18. What is ODD?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:40 PM

12. Voter suppression and electoral fraud need to be capital offenses

And named as such in the United States Constitution, and it must say in the Constitution that these two crimes the punishment is mandatory life imprisonment or death.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:51 PM

13. DNC statement on Wisconsin election rulings

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:59 PM

14. The fascist court knows that fascists have a better chance at staying in power with less voters. nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:19 PM

16. Getting down to total Democraticide.

When partisan loyalty trumps human survival you know we have as much to worry about from some fellow Americans as from the killer plague.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:20 PM

19. Partisan.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:59 AM

21. "WI seems like an electoral basketcase right now."

VeryBigVeryPowerfulHat Retweeted

This is crazy.

Trial court: you can vote early by mail now this way.

People do this.

Appellate court: no, you can't.

People who did this? Can't fix it. Followed the rules, now totally disenfranchised.

WI seems like an electoral basketcase right now.


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:54 PM

22. 5 polling places open in Milwaukee instead of 180.

Lines are up to seven blocks long.

My son and others we know never got their requested absentee ballots and the clerk at our Appleton City Hall said it was an "oversight" and if he wanted to vote, it would have to be in person today.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:58 PM

23. Wisconsin Legislators i hope will be REPLACED in NOV.

Please say that could happen! PLEASE?

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