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April 6, 2020, 11:17 PM

Supreme Court Sides With GOP, Blocks Wisconsin Voting Extension

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News
Laurie Asséo
Laurie Asséo
Bloomberg News

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a deadline for mailing absentee ballots in Tuesday’s presidential primary in Wisconsin, backing Republicans in the first coronavirus-related case to reach the justices.

Partially blocking a trial judge’s ruling, the justices required that all absentee ballots be postmarked by Tuesday in an election that also includes a hotly disputed battle over a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

Democrats say the postmark requirement will disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters who won’t even receive their ballots until at least Tuesday because of ...

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