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SCOTUS Rules Wisconsin Cannot Count Ballots Received After Election Day

HeadlineOct 27, 2020

One voting case was decided by the Supreme Court just minutes before the Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett. In a 5-3 ruling, the court said mail-in ballots in Wisconsin can be counted only if they are received by Election Day, November 3. Democrats sought to extend the counting of ballots to six days after Election Day, so long as they were postmarked by November 3, amid a surge in mail-in voting and postal delays. President Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by less than 1%, around 23,000 votes.

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