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GOP Asks Full Appeals Court To Hear Wisconsin Absentee Case

3-Judge Panel Of Court Allowed Absentee Ballots To Be Counted For 6 Days After Election

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Superior has a drop box for absentee ballots
Superior has a drop box for absentee ballots outside the city’s government center polling location. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

Wisconsin Republicans want the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their appeal of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that allowed absentee ballots to be counted for six days after Election Day.

The Republican-controlled Legislature requested the hearing late Wednesday and asked the court’s ruling to be put on hold in the meantime.

The court panel earlier on Wednesday rejected a separate request by Republicans to put the ruling on hold.

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In Wisconsin, absentee ballots are typically due by the close of polls at 8 p.m. Election Day.

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