|Morry Gash - A.P.|
The voting situation in Wisconsin is truly horrifying. People are standing in long lines, in crowds, endangering their health and lives, despite a stay at home order from their governor. You see, the Supreme Court of the United States would not extend absentee voting for a week nor allow late received ballots to be counted for an extra week.
Due to postal problems because of the Covid -19 situation, many of the people in Wisconsin didn't even receive the absentee ballots they requested until after the April 7th deadline. State elections officials had been warning about the problem for weeks, such as being short 600,000 absentee ballot envelopes statewide. Now these absentee ballots will not be counted and people are being forced to leave quarantine to vote.
This did not matter to Wisconsin Republicans, nor to the GOP controlled State Supreme Court, or to the Republican majority SCOTUS, who split on ideological lines once again. They know that high voter turnouts are bad for the GOP so they concoct all sorts of reasons for suppressing it, including fake voter fraud warnings that never turn out to be substantiated whatsoever. And now they force people into making a decision between choosing their representatives and risking their lives. My hat is off to them for having the courage to vote.
I am livid about this.