Right here we go once more: Absentee votes in Wisconsin are due by Election Day, state legislation says. However on Monday a federal judge ordered the counting of ballots that arrive by Nov. 9, supplied their postmarks say Nov. 3. After related rulings in Pennsylvania and Michigan, not one of the large three swing states from 2016 appears more likely to have strong outcomes on election night time. It’s no accident that the lawsuits in all three states have been backed by Democrats.
The Wisconsin order entails 4 consolidated instances, one introduced by the Democratic Nationwide Committee and opposed by the Republican Nationwide Committee. District Choose William Conley, an appointee of President Obama, beforehand bumped the poll deadline throughout Wisconsin’s April 7 main. He now says that injunction “seems to have resulted in roughly 80,000 ballots being counted that will have in any other case been rejected as premature.”