Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On 2020 Election Ballot Counting: Ballots in Wisconsin Must Be Received by Election Day
Thanks to Facebook’s over the top election meddling campaign, which threatens to punish users/publisher for commenting on irregularities in voting data, covering voter f-word or anything else that may expose some sort of flaw in the counting of ballots, there is not much I feel comfortable adding to this report.
I think one should note the excuse the Democrats were using for needing to extent the date that people can vote. I have no comment as to why, I just think it is interesting. I wonder why there would be such a need to be able to count votes after the election considering we have weeks to vote prior to Election Day. However, I want to be careful not to ask too many questions.
Letting votes be reecived AFTER Election Day sure sounds like a moral hazard to me, but what do I know, I’m just some guy with a keyboard and some opinions. Here is what the Supreme Court decided on the issue:
Fox News explained:
In a 5-3 ruling, the justices refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be counted if they are received up to six days after the Nov. 3 election. A federal appeals court had already put that order on hold.
Democrats argued that the flood of absentee ballots and other challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic makes it necessary to extend the period in which ballots can be counted. Wisconsin is one of the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19, with hospitals treating a record high number of patients with the disease.
Republicans had opposed extending the Nov. 3 deadline, saying that voters have plenty of opportunities to cast their ballots by the close of polls on Election Day and that the rules should not be changed so close to the election.’
This comes after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals approved a six-day extension for absentee ballots to be received in Wisconsin. The now overturned decision would have allowed absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to count, provided they were in before Nov. 9th.
Chief Justice John Roberts decided not to side with the far left members of the court which wanted to count the late to arrive ballots (Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor.)