Appearing on the Rachel Maddow Show, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the conservative majority in the Supreme Court of “undermining our democracy” and called it “shameful.”
Newsweek reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has condemned the Supreme Court over its decision to block Wisconsin from allowing primary voters to send in absentee ballots past Tuesday, the state’s primary voting day, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a 5-4 vote, conservative justices blocked a lower court order that would have allowed Wisconsin to extend absentee voting until April 13, giving residents more time to vote from home amid the pandemic.
The majority opinion from the Supreme Court was that “extending the date by which ballots may be cast by voters—not just received by the municipal clerks but cast by voters—for an additional six days after the scheduled election day fundamentally alters the nature of the election.”
As a result, the majority opinion said justices felt compelled to prevent the lower district court from pushing back the date.
Well, people shouldn’t have to decide whether they’re going to vote or be sick. That’s just not a good choice for anyone in a democracy.
And you would think that the Supreme Court of the United States would not overturn a court decision which gave the voters extra time to do a vote by mail … by a few more days to get their vote by mail ballot in.
So, you have the Supreme Court of the United States undermining our democracy. It’s really shameful. Five to four… surprise, surprise
WATCH: Speaker Pelosi tells @Maddow Wisconsin's Supreme Court is "undermining our democracy" by allowing the state's primary to occur on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"People should not have to decide whether they can vote or be sick." pic.twitter.com/q2MPRkglyK
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 7, 2020
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