Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin’s ballot extension plan in victory for Republicans

With a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court Monday declined to allow Wisconsin to count mailed ballots received after election day.

A lower court had called for mail ballots to be counted if received up to six days after the election.

The order was put on hold by a federal appeals court.

This decision took place prior to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Trump campaign deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said in response to the decision “President Trump has long fought for a free, fair election in Wisconsin and across America, consistently fighting back against the Democrats’ last-minute attempted rule changes—and winning,.”