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Judge extends absentee voting window for Wisconsin election

Judge extends absentee voting window for Wisconsin election Photo: WDIO-TV file

from Associated Press reports
Updated: April 02, 2020 03:37 PM

A federal judge has decided not to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but will give people more time to file absentee ballots. 

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Democrats and liberal groups had asked U.S. District Judge William Conley to postpone in-person voting for Tuesday's election, lift requirements that absentee voters include photo ID with ballot applications and give people more time to file those ballots with local clerks.

Conley signaled during a court hearing this week that he was uncomfortable overruling state leaders' decision to stick with the election date. But he did order Thursday that the deadline for counting absentees be extended by nearly a week to April 13.

Conley told the groups' attorneys during a hearing Wednesday that they haven't shown the crisis impinges on people's voting rights. 

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