Wisconsin Supreme Court nixes move to ban ballot drop boxes


Signs direct people to the absentee ballot drop box in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Oct. 30, 2020.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a move to ban absentee ballot drop boxes.

Conservative businessman Jere Fabick petitioned the Supreme Court in March to ban drop boxes and prohibit elections officials from filling in missing addresses of witnesses on absentee ballot envelopes. He also sought to limit who can return absentee ballots.

While the Supreme Court said the lawsuit put forward important questions, the majority declined to take the case. As with other recent politically tinged cases, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, this one was decided 4-3 by the court’s liberals and Justice Brian Hagedorn, who was elected with Republican support.

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