7th Circuit halts expansion of WI absentee voting

A divided federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a Wisconsin law that allows absentee ballots to be counted only if they are returned by Election Day. The 2-1 decision reverses a ruling from last month that would have allowed more time for receiving and counting ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the earlier order, absentee ballots would have been counted for up to a week after Election Day if they were postmarked on or before Election Day. The appeals court also put back in place other election rules, including one that limits where poll workers can serve. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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