Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily held up the plans of municipal clerks to send absentee ballots out by the statutory deadline this Thursday.
The state high court paused the mailings in order to consider an appeal to put Green Party Howie Hawkins on the presidential ballot.
In breaking news this evening, Wisconsin’s high court has decided to reject that appeal. The decision means local clerks can begin mailing out ballots, and the Green Party won’t appear on the presidential ballot this November. Conservative justice Brian Hagedorn joined the three liberals on the court to deny the Green Party’s petition.
Earlier today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Patrick Marley, State Government and Politics Reporter with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, about the temporary hold up on mailing absentee ballots.
Editor’s Note: This interview was recorded before the Supreme Court announced its decision.