U.S. Supreme Court won't allow extension in Wisconsin mail-in ballot deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Siding with Wisconsin’s Republican-led legislature, the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to allow an extension ordered by a federal judge in the deadline for returning mail-in ballots in the state, dealing a setback to Democrats.

The justices, with three liberal justices dissenting, left in place a lower court’s Oct. 8 decision that blocked U.S. District Judge William Conley’s ruling that would have let officials count ballots that were postmarked by the time polls close on Election Day on Nov. 3 but arrived up to six days later.

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