Wisconsin Supreme Court made the shocking decision to hear a bombshell election law case that could have major implications for future elections in the state.
The original lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty who argued that, “Voting is a constitutional right, but state law makes clear that, “voting by absentee ballot is a privilege exercised wholly outside the traditional safeguards of the polling place.” There are just two legal ways in Wisconsin to submit an absentee ballot. When voting by absentee ballot, state law says “[t]he envelope [containing the ballot] shall be mailed by the elector, or delivered in person, to the municipal clerk issuing the ballot or ballots.”
The issue with this case is that Wisconsin’s primary season begins in mid-February and a decision could have a significant effect on the elections being conducted.
Wisconsin’s drop boxes attracted a lot of scrutiny during the 2020 presidential election, especially from former President Trump’s campaign.
Wisconsin was pivotal to the outcome of the presidential election and President Joe Biden only won the state by a very narrow 21,000 votes.
Now the Wisconsin Supreme Court will have to review this case and will make a final decision on whether or not the widespread use of absentee ballot drop boxes will continue.
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