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On Tuesday, a federal court of appeals upheld a six-day extension for officials in Wisconsin to county ballots for the presidential election. The ruling means ballots that are postmarked on or before Nov 3. can be counted up until Nov. 9. The decision is considered to be a win for Democrats, although Republicans are likely to appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

Two days ago the appellate court paused the lower court’s decision to uphold the extension. Eventually, the three judge panel – all appointed by Republican presidents – that the ruling was good.

According to the Associated Press, the ruling doesn’t change anything for the Wisconsin Republican Party or the Republican National Committee.

“Neither group contends that the new deadlines established by the district court would violate the constitutional rights of any of their members,” the appeals court ruling stated. “The political organizations themselves do not suffer any injury caused by the judgment.”

The extension was granted after the Democratic National Committee, the Wisconsin Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters sued. They made the argument that long lines, fewer polling locations and election workers in combination with thousands of ballots being mailed back made it difficult for people to vote. Republicans, however, argued that there’s been enough time for people to request ballots, fill them out and return them before Election Day.

Wisconsin State election officials anticipate roughly two million people voting by mail this November. As of this writing, roughly 1.2 million absentee ballots had been requested. More than 308,000 have been returned.

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12 Comments
  • Intellectual Impaler says:

    The USPS has sent out placards in the mail and the last thing it states is mail the ballots at LEAST 7 days before the elections. That should supersede any Judge’s ruling as a legal document concerning votes.

    On Tuesday, a federal court of appeals upheld a six-day extension for officials in Wisconsin to county ballots for the presidential election. The ruling means ballots that are postmarked on or before Nov 3. can be counted up until Nov. 9. The decision is considered to be a win for Democrats, although Republicans are likely to appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

    • kodster says:

      The point is that only ONE time, in nearly 100 years, have we not known who the next President would be, within 24 hours after the last polls closed. That was in 2000, with the chad discrepancy in Florida, which had to have ALL of the ballots evaluated and re-counted, for George W. Bush and Al Gore.

      There are is plenty of time, and people to count ballots. Most of those just need to be fed into scanners to read the ballots, once verifying that the ballots have had their dots properly blacked in (fully filled in so that the scanner can read the choices). They have the scanners to do it all in the same amount of time that it would have taken if the voters were going to walk-in polling places. Here in North Dakota, the voters feed the ballots in, themselves at the polling places. So if the ballot is rejected by the scanner, the voter has the opportunity to fix it themselves, and re-scan it… it’s all in the control of the voter, themselves. This is the way it should be, across the board. We have to provide photo IDs to prove who we are and that we are at the proper polling place that is assigned to our residences. ALL of our driver’s licenses are issued after proving we are US citizens and legal residents of the county in North Dakota that we reside in. This should be done across the board everywhere, IMHO.

      Long story short… there should be NO reason to do an extension to have to count until November 9th.

      • D Lange says:

        ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! I’m only sorry I can’t give you 100 thumbs up!

        I live in Wisconsin and have always voted in person at the polls. Two weeks ago, I received a mail-in ballot without requesting any and without a reason. I kept it just so I could know what information was being requested and so I could discuss it intelligently with those who keep saying mail-in ballots “are the way to vote”. Of course, it is not.

        Then, last week, I received a second mail-in ballot! Once again, I did not request it nor did I ever intend to use it since I have always gone to the polls in person on election day to vote. Both ballots I received were addressed directly to me and were completely void of any other information, which also means that anyone could fill them out with false information and vote for whomever they want to, using my name!

        Its disgusting how easy mail-in voting is being used to thwart a fair election … ESPECIALLY for the highest office in the free world. There should be NO mail-in voting for anyone except for our military who are serving overseas. If someone is in the hospital, has to work, can’t get to the polls to vote personally, or has something else that prevents them from voting by being there, then I’m sorry. They’ll have to forego voting this time around. If voting is that important to them, they’ll find a way to get there.

        • kamkoz says:

          I would be very vigilant on a follow up to see if you voted more than once if you get my meaning. Keep the two mail in voter cards for proof that you did not intentionally send them in and then vote in person.
          Something smells VERY FISHY in Wisconsin….

      • Intellectual Impaler says:

        If this Nation survives, I predict in another 20 years the Democrats will want to move the goal posts again concerning voting if they don’t win.

  • david secor says:

    Why do we have a deadline for tax filings, mortgage payments, car payments, your gas & electric bill and so forth???? I want auto extensions for all.

  • John says:

    This is just another Democratic play for fraud to occur! They will steal the election through voter fraul if we allow it. Don’t allow it!

  • LST says:

    Understandable reasoning, that is so thousands of “misplaced” ballots will be “discovered” favoring moron Biden.

  • Mac says:

    Fraud is Ripe with court decisions
    Just ask Hellery

  • shadowmerlin says:

    The Constitution says that each state may appoint its electors in whatever manner the legislature of that state decides. There is no constitutional deadline for the popular vote to be counted, nor is there even a constitutional requirement for a state to even hold a popular vote! Maybe it’s time to eliminate the electoral college and give each state ONE VOTE!!! That puts them all on an equal footing and lets the states choose the President as the Founders envisioned.

    • kamkoz says:

      Lay off the “Getting rid of the Electoral College” garbage. If that comes into play then places like California will rule the elections. Not in this lifetime !!

  • bill says:

    well IF this is the way the dems want to play, then let’s play. All of the “votes” that are counted after the deadline date will be completely investigated for fraud. I believe the dems will count the votes, find they have lost the election…again… and begin filling in the needed votes by dead people or duplicating the votes. It is a proven fact that the dems will cheat in any way possible to take over OUR COUNTRY.

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