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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules absentee voter drop boxes are illegal

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Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that absentee voter drop boxes are illegal under the state’s constitution. The court upheld Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren’s ruling from January. According to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, there were 500 ballot drop boxes that were widely used in Wisconsin during the 2020 election.

The lawsuit was brought by two Wisconsin voters who asked the judge to block the use of drop boxes. Bohren ruled absentee ballots can be returned via mail or in person, but under state law, drop boxes are not allowed.

Axios reports “Absentee voting and drop boxes surged in popularity during the pandemic, with more than 40%of all voters casting mail ballots during the 2020 election.”

The ruling “is a blow to Democrats in the battleground state before the 2022 and 2024 elections. Biden narrowly beat Trump in Wisconsin by just under 21,000 votes in 2020” adds Axios.

The state Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin voters will be required to mail or return completed absentee ballots in person to designated officials or to drop boxes in elected officials’ offices.

“Wisconsin’s election statutes require that to return an absentee ballot in person, voters must personally deliver their ballot to the clerk or the clerk’s authorized representative,” the conservative majority court wrote in the Friday opinion.

The court did not address the question of whether anyone other than the voter can return their own ballot by mail, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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DeSantis wishes America ‘a speedy recovery’ from Biden

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t hold back his quick wit at this week’s Turning Point event when he wished President Joe Biden a speedy recovery from COVID-19 and then wished America a “speedy recovery” from the Biden presidency.

“I want to, on behalf of the State of Florida, wish Biden a speedy recovery from COVID. And I also want to wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden,” the Florida governor said. DeSantis is expected to throw his name in the hat for the 2024 Presidential election.

You have to love his humor because it’s what we are all thinking. DeSantis also realizes how crucial the November, 2022 midterm elections will be to the Republican Party and the American people.

He told the crowd, “if we get that red wave in the House and in the Senate, and Republicans have majorities, here’s what I think we as voters want to see – we want to see you do something with those majorities.”

He listed the numerous failures under the Biden Administration. If he listed all of them, he’d still be giving his speech.

“We want to see you hold [Biden] and his ilk accountable for what they’re doing at the southern border,” said DeSantis, who has been fighting the administration’s open borders policy.  He also took a shot at Governor Gavin Newsom, D-CA. Newsom, who is failing California,  is expected to be a Democratic contender for the White House in 2024.

“We believe every parent in the state of Florida has a right to send their little kid to elementary school without having radical gender ideology injected into the curriculum,” DeSantis said. “It is totally inappropriate to take some six year old kid and to say, well, ‘You may have been born a boy, but maybe you’re really a girl.’ That is wrong and may fly in California but it does not fly here in the state of Florida.”

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You can follow Sara A. Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC

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