U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Halts Absentee Ballot Extension

A six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin has now been temporarily put on hold by a federal appeals court. It’s a victory of sorts for Republicans and President Trump, at least for now, in a state that could very well prove to be one of the key states in the upcoming November election. The decision was handed down Sunday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result of the ruling, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court judge had sided with Democrats and their supporters back on September 21 to extend the deadline until Nov. 9. Democrats sought more time as a way to help deal with an expected historic high number of absentee ballots. The ruling Sunday puts the previous order on hold until the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals or U.S. Supreme Court issues any further action.