It’s an extension of absentee voting.
This is not new, this is not novel, this is not going to lead to the President of the USA canceling the vote and becoming King.
Because: States have extended absentee voting times before due to natural disasters and things.
What’s new is a coup that reached the supreme court.
Modifying these administrative details of a primary like this is precisely the kinds of powers a governor has. Or used to.
15 states have done this from COVID-19 issues. Why is Wisconsin denied?
Here’s a list. This is why I am disappointed in SCOTUS. This is a partisan move and bodes poorly for the future of our legal system.
Date of General Election isn’t easy to mess with. Primaries get moved around due to natural disasters frequently though.
What Trumpsters think doesn’t matter to me. Latest tweet or whatever subterfuge is peddled on their media is all they’re focused on.
I don’t like what the Supreme Court is becoming. At least Congress keeps some checks and balances going. But SCOTUS is wimpy and playing along now. No balancing on those scales.
I always believed – and still do – what makes America strong is the push and pull of different forces.
Great coordination is occasionally needed of course but generally the push and pull is a good thing, so long as human rights aren’t being violated.
In Florida, governor has to change primaries because of hurricanes now and again. No big meeting. It’s an emergency: you just do it.
The faux outrage at the “audacity” of a Democrat Governor doing a standard governor thing is pearl clutching.
It’s a great phrase. “Clutching your pearls”.
I know we’ve gone all Authoritarian, single party coup in the USA. I know it’s not the first time either.
Am I clutching my pearls? I’m not. I actually believe in the ideal of America. Messy checks and balances. I like it.
I didn’t like it when Obama did it either with Common Core. But, I’m not a Democrat either, not really. Just temporarily.
Wisconsin should’ve been prepared. But it’s within the governor of Wisconsin’s right to allow extra time for absentee voting.
That the Wisconsin and Federal Supreme courts said, “No” _AND_ added a “postmark-by” date, is a violation.
But, with no higher authority, that’s that then.
That’s why I’m disappointed it went up to SCOTUS and was decided like this – AND – they added a stipulation that even Wisconsin Supreme Court didn’t have in there.
It’s major interference and I expect more of it from the new SCOTUS. States? What’s a State?
Extra time for absentee voting. IT’S BEEN DONE BEFORE. Ugh.
You make it sound like it’s brand new. It’s not.
What you say might make sense for a General election which has MANY more restrictions and rules. But this is a freakin’ Primary. Totally Governor power here.
That’s what you made up just now in your head. Prior to you making it up in your head right now, some others did too and tried to make it fly up to the Wisconsin then SCOTUS and their bright idea they just made up out of the blue on a whim ACTUALLY WORKED because of 5/4.
But prior to this weird new notion that never existed before in the history of the US primaries where a governor isn’t allowed to do a governor thing in case of emergency for a primary, it didn’t exist.
The state governor was doing a normal state governor thing.
It was normal anyway. Welcome to new normal.
“Hey yeah that governor thing? Yeah, nah. You can’t anymore. Yeet”.