Appeals Court Denies Wisconsin Request for 1 Week Ballot Extension

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The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a week-long extension to accepting absentee ballots beyond election night last week. The order re-establishes the original deadlines for both online and mail-in registrations in Wisconsin.

The Court blocked U.S. District Judge William Conley’s ruling allowing absentee ballots to be accepted for up to six days after Election Day (Nov. 3), and a 7-day extension of Wisconsin’s online and mail-in registration deadlines.

Conley is an Obama appointee, and has previously ruled against President Trump’s travel ban.

The Appeals Court agreed with Wisconsin Republican leaders that significant changes to voting procedures should be left to elected officials and not the judiciary.

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