Wisconsin won’t move next week’s primary, despite COVID-19 threat
A federal judge ruled against postponingbut is providing voters an additional six days to turn in absentee ballots. On Thursday, Judge William Conley extended the deadline to turn in absentee ballots from 9:00 p.m. ET on April 7 to 5:00 p.m. ET on April 13 and said “the court will not add a postmarked-by date requirement.” In his ruling, Morley again criticized Wisconsin leaders for not stepping up to delay the election but said it wasn’t within his purview to do so.
“The only role of a federal district court is to take steps that help avoid the impingement on citizens’ rights to exercise their voting franchise as protected by the United States Constitution and federal statutes,” Conley wrote. “That is what the court attempts to do in this opinion and the order below, understanding that a consequence of these measures …continued .
[Source: CBS News]