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oks10

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It's not like this crept up on them... Why is an extra week needed? Did people just lose track of time watching Tiger King or something??
 

Pokey

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Low turnout favors Republicans.
High turnout favors Democrats.
Republicans always will strive to limit voting by any means possible, including this virus.Democrats will always fight to get out the vote.
 

P4L

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This is for the primary. I don't know that your logic would apply here.
While it is a primary, one of the items on the ballot is a spot on the WI Supreme Court, so it would apply in that particular item.

As an aside, I still haven't even received my absentee ballot, and if it doesn't arrive today, I would definitely expect to get an extension.
 

cowboyinexile

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So what's the point of this if it's for primary voting? Obviously Republicans care about who Trump will face in the general but it's not like we don't know who that will be at this point (assuming there is no brokered convention due to COVID).

Personally I could go either way. Whoever made the point that they had time to get ballots is probably right. But this is unprecedented and I can see where people could have attempted to get a ballot but due to the stress of this and availability of staff to get it to them, delays happened.
 

cowboyinexile

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While it is a primary, one of the items on the ballot is a spot on the WI Supreme Court, so it would apply in that particular item.

As an aside, I still haven't even received my absentee ballot, and if it doesn't arrive today, I would definitely expect to get an extension.
Gotcha. I'd probably lean more towards giving people every opportunity to vote then.

I'd also question election officials for not delaying it as other states have done as well.
 
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I read the Supreme Court's opinion on the ruling. It cited multiple cases as legal precedence for not altering election rules on the eve of the election. It said that anyone that requested an absentee ballot by last Friday should have the ability to vote. I can't blame the SCOTUS for following legal precedence.

I don't understand why they didn't just postpone the election like many other states. They could've avoided this entire ordeal by doing that.