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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:41 AM

Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Source: AP

By TODD RICHMOND

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president.

The three-judge panel —all Republican appointees— found that the state can restrict early voting hours and restored a requirement that people must live in a district for 28 days, not 10, before they can vote. The panel also said emailing and faxing absentee ballots is unconstitutional.

The state’s photo ID requirement for voters wasn’t in question, although the panel did find that expired student IDs are acceptable at the polls and kept intact an option that allows people to vote without an ID if they show an affidavit saying they tried to obtain one.

Judge Frank Easterbrook, who wrote the opinion, noted that the restrictions don’t burden people in the state, where voters still enjoy more ways to register, long poll hours on Election Day and absentee voting options than in other states.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:51 AM

1. Damn.

and the fun just keeps coming eh??? That damn X Governor, Wanker.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. Hello

A text book example of just what the RepubliCONs are accomplishing when they appoint all their Rightwing, fanatical Republican Judges to the APPELATE courts.

BTW: this was going on for a long time before Trump. McConnell just perfected it and has been ramming them through daily for three years. Two hundred so far, and Moscow Mitch is trying for 300 before the election.......

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:36 PM

3. Thus speaks someone who's never waited in line for anything

Or worked a second or third shift. Or knows anyone whom this burdens.
Fecking Wanker!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:07 PM

4. Appeal.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:18 PM

5. Email and faxing ballots is not unconstitutional.

That aside the problem is with authenticating them to make sure that they are in fact valid.

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