Supreme Court rejects Democratic effort to extend mail-in voting deadline in Wisconsin

The Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Democrats in Wisconsin to extend the mail-in voting deadline by six days.

The nation’s highest court ruled 5-3 that mail-in ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if they are received by Election Day. The Monday ruling came right around the time Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate as the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court. Democrats wanted to extend the deadline as long as the ballots were postmarked by Election Day.

The ruling differs from a 4-4 Supreme Court decision last week that upheld a ruling by the Pennsylvania
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