But something just happened in Wisconsin.
As a result, voters across Wisconsin woke up Tuesday with a choice Gov. Evers had effectively taken off the table: "Choosing between exercising their right to vote and staying healthy and safe."
The night of Evers' order, the state ruled elections must be held on schedule despite the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency.
Moreover, Wisconsin GOP lawmakers refused to advance vote-by-mail provisions that would prevent those crowds at the polls.
Due to fears of coronavirus exposure, thousands of poll workers decided to stay home, leading to dozens of polling places being shut down.
So long as ballots are returned by April 13, the court stated, they will be counted.
A conservative appeals court upheld this decision.
Enter the Republican-majority United States Supreme Court.
Absentee ballots postmarked and received after Election Day are invalid, the SCOTUS ruled, thereby reversing the federal circuit court's deadline extension.
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