Show an ad over header. AMP

I am the second

Appeals court upholds six-day extension for counting Wisconsin mail-in ballots

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that extended the deadline for counting mail-in ballots in Wisconsin until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by the Nov. 3 election, AP reports.

Why it matters: It's a big win for Democrats that also means that the winner of Wisconsin, a key presidential swing state, won't be known for six days after the election. Republicans are likely to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, as the Pennsylvania GOP did after a similar ruling on Monday.

Go deeper: How the Supreme Court could decide the election

Related Articles

Insights

mail-copy

Get Goodhumans in your inbox

Most Read

More Stories