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(TwinCities.com)   Wisconsin appellate court rules that mail-in votes won't count if the mail is slow. Good thing no one's been working to slow down the mail   (twincities.com) divider line
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2020-09-28 11:55:01 AM  
81 votes:
If you send your ballot in on election day

1) You are a dumbarse

2) Your vote should count
 
2020-09-28 6:51:36 PM  
38 votes:
Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.
 
2020-09-28 12:02:42 PM  
21 votes:
Am I reading that wrong or did he rule it can be extended but stayed the decision so the parties can appeal?

I'm not very smart with this law talking gibberish.

Lawyers are very smart creating this whole other language you need to pay them hourly to goddamn decipher.
 
2020-09-28 6:57:52 PM  
16 votes:
1. Certainly, any ballots received by the close of polling on election day should be counted.
2. Why on earth would ballots postmarked on election day, but not delivered until a few days later not be counted?
3. It is very, very, VERY telling that TFA suggests that not counting legitimate ballots is a victory for the GOP/Trump.

/fark the Republican party, they are a bunch of farking Nazis
//Yes, farking Nazis, that's not hyperbole
 
2020-09-28 6:53:19 PM  
16 votes:

edmo: 1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.


It baffles me that there are laws in the US that actually allow for receipt to be used rather than postmark for various things.  No one has direct control over the mail, so it seems absurd that we would somehow be held personally responsible for their failures.
 
2020-09-28 3:52:31 PM  
15 votes:
1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.
 
2020-09-28 7:19:22 PM  
14 votes:
My voting age family members already received our ballots by mail, filled them out, and I personally deposited them at the early voting site in my town last week.
I checked online Friday and they have already been accepted and counted.
My 18 year old daughter voted for the first time in this election.
A lot of her friends did too.

/Minnesota ftw
 
2020-09-28 7:00:26 PM  
13 votes:

eKonk: 1. Certainly, any ballots received by the close of polling on election day should be counted.
2. Why on earth would ballots postmarked on election day, but not delivered until a few days later not be counted?
3. It is very, very, VERY telling that TFA suggests that not counting legitimate ballots is a victory for the GOP/Trump.

/fark the Republican party, they are a bunch of farking Nazis
//Yes, farking Nazis, that's not hyperbole


What do we do to nazis?
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Me thinks its gonna have to happen in real life real soon or else we'll be living in a dictatorship where gays/women/transgenders/latinos/blacks are getting murdered/beaten/abused like its a sport or something.

The only good nazi is one six feet under.
 
2020-09-28 6:58:26 PM  
12 votes:
Here in TX I applied for an absentee ballot and received it today, but have decided I will vote in person.  I want Trump to be crushed on election day with no delays.
 
2020-09-28 6:52:45 PM  
11 votes:
Oh, Wississippi... you used to be cool. Oktoberfests in La Crosse are some of the best times of my life I can't even remember. It's sad to see this decline. I blame right-wing media and the nuts in Waukesha County.
 
2020-09-28 6:46:21 PM  
10 votes:
Probably a nationwide directive thats been sent to pro-trump judges.
 
2020-09-28 6:07:12 PM  
10 votes:

edmo: 1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.


Hell no. Don't make it harder to get in your vote.
And to the people who worry about it taking time to count all the ballots and determine the result,

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2020-09-28 7:07:25 PM  
7 votes:
If you live in a swing state like Wisconsin, PLEASE vote in-person.
 
2020-09-28 8:52:41 PM  
6 votes:
I have asthma, high blood pressure, and other issues that would make me a prime candidate for death if I catch covid.

I will still vote in person because getting rid of Trump and all the other treasonous, traitorous, piece of shiat republicans is more important to me than the risk of death.

that is the sad ass america we live in.
 
2020-09-28 7:14:34 PM  
6 votes:

austerity101: edmo: 1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.

It baffles me that there are laws in the US that actually allow for receipt to be used rather than postmark for various things.  No one has direct control over the mail, so it seems absurd that we would somehow be held personally responsible for their failures.


Republicans are looking to cheat their rivals.  America hasn't seen craziness like this since the Jim Crow South.
 
2020-09-28 7:03:48 PM  
6 votes:

austerity101: Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.


How's that FOX CON plant working out?  Good thing you seized all that land by eminent domain, built them a new highway, high-voltage power lines, water and sewer lines, and waived water pollution rules for them.
 
2020-09-28 6:53:56 PM  
6 votes:
This works so long as there isn't a COVID resurgence and everyone's scared to vote in person again.

Would be a shame if that stupidity happened a second time in Wisconsin and farked a particular party a second time.

But yeah... like someone said. If you're voting by mail the day of the election, just go in person.
 
2020-09-28 7:16:01 PM  
5 votes:
ARREST THIS SCARY GENTLEMAN | A Tale of the Postmaster
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/I inspired this and wrote its first verse's lyrics.
 
2020-09-28 6:56:27 PM  
5 votes:
The Federalist Society was designed to end pur pseudo-democracy.

Change my mind.
 
2020-09-28 6:55:27 PM  
5 votes:

austerity101: Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.


Ya. I grew up in MKE but moved in 1986. I used to be proud of my home state. Sigh. At least we still got the Pack
 
2020-09-28 7:42:24 PM  
4 votes:

darkeyes: Here in TX I applied for an absentee ballot and received it today, but have decided I will vote in person.  I want Trump to be crushed on election day with no delays.


IMPORTANT: Take your absentee ballot to the polls to show you are not double voting.

I know California requires that. Err on the side of safety.

/ Learned the hard way
// They let me place a provisional ballot
/// Which they don't bother counting unless there is a race which can be tilted by the provisional ballots
 
2020-09-28 7:30:54 PM  
4 votes:

quiotu: This works so long as there isn't a COVID resurgence and everyone's scared to vote in person again.

Would be a shame if that stupidity happened a second time in Wisconsin and farked a particular party a second time.

But yeah... like someone said. If you're voting by mail the day of the election, just go in person.


I don't care at this point.
I'm voting in person, if that doesn't kill me, protesting if this shiat goes sideways or worse, certainly will.
 
2020-09-28 7:21:48 PM  
4 votes:

Corn_Fed: If you live in a swing state like Wisconsin, PLEASE vote in-person.


Just vote as early as you legally can.  Take your absentee ballot to the town/city/county clerk, registrar, board of elections, or whoever collects ballots before election day and don't trust the post office to deliver it.  My wife tracked a package on Friday from Amazon in Windsor, CT, where we live, to Enfield, CT, to Windsor Locks, CT, back to Enfield, CT, and back to Windsor, CT.
 
2020-09-28 7:14:54 PM  
4 votes:

lolmao500: eKonk: 1. Certainly, any ballots received by the close of polling on election day should be counted.
2. Why on earth would ballots postmarked on election day, but not delivered until a few days later not be counted?
3. It is very, very, VERY telling that TFA suggests that not counting legitimate ballots is a victory for the GOP/Trump.

/fark the Republican party, they are a bunch of farking Nazis
//Yes, farking Nazis, that's not hyperbole

What do we do to nazis?
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Me thinks its gonna have to happen in real life real soon or else we'll be living in a dictatorship where gays/women/transgenders/latinos/blacks are getting murdered/beaten/abused like its a sport or something.

The only good nazi is one six feet under.


Nazis are not worth that effort shallow graves only, and multiples at a time.
 
2020-09-28 7:56:05 PM  
3 votes:
People need to farking request ballots now and mail them in immediately.
 
2020-09-28 7:32:51 PM  
3 votes:

Murkanen: edmo: 1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.

I need to double check, but in Arizona I believe that if it is post-marked on election day it is counted as being on time for purposes of counting votes.

I'm honestly not sure why it wouldn't be that way everywhere considering how much of the military is over seas.


Disregard this post; apparently postmark date is not valid in Arizona.

I still don't know why it wouldn't be valid, but then much of your handling of  politics vexes me greatly.
 
2020-09-28 7:18:00 PM  
3 votes:

lolmao500: Probably a nationwide directive thats been sent to pro-trump judges.


Obama appointee. That surprised me.

https://ballotpedia.org/William_Conle​y​_(Wisconsin)
 
2020-09-28 7:04:44 PM  
3 votes:
edmo:
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.

But that would undermine the undermining of the Post Office!
 
2020-09-28 10:06:17 PM  
2 votes:
Wisconsin has early voting. If you can mask up to grocery shop you can mask up to early vote. I'm early voting tomorrow in Illinois.

Don't leave it for Election Day. What if you're sick the day of or stuck in quarantine?

Besides, Biden needs a good showing of votes before the polls close or two scoops will try to claim victory before all ballots are counted.
 
2020-09-28 8:29:13 PM  
2 votes:

Professor_Doctor: If you send your ballot in on election day

1) You are a dumbarse

2) Your vote should count


Mine were turned in today. Fark Trump.
 
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2020-09-28 8:01:07 PM  
2 votes:
It's a "victory" for republicans that voting is harder.

What patriots
 
2020-09-28 7:51:20 PM  
2 votes:

austerity101: Halfabee64: austerity101: Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.

How's that FOX CON plant working out?  Good thing you seized all that land by eminent domain, built them a new highway, high-voltage power lines, water and sewer lines, and waived water pollution rules for them.

Was that addressed to me?  I'm confused.


I think it was addressed to R's in Wisconsin. I wouldn't think twice about it. Internets.
 
2020-09-28 7:34:12 PM  
2 votes:
This is the sort of thing that's makes people etch their vote on a bullet.
 
2020-09-28 7:21:47 PM  
2 votes:

darkeyes: Here in TX I applied for an absentee ballot and received it today, but have decided I will vote in person.  I want Trump to be crushed on election day with no delays.


You might want to check the laws in TX as see if there are any legal hoops you need to jump through to switch back.
 
2020-09-28 7:20:28 PM  
2 votes:

KodosZardoz: glassgrl: austerity101: Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.

Ya. I grew up in MKE but moved in 1986. I used to be proud of my home state. Sigh. At least we still got the Pack

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This will never not be funny.
 
2020-09-29 9:36:35 AM  
1 vote:

ocd002: Wisconsin has early voting. If you can mask up to grocery shop you can mask up to early vote. I'm early voting tomorrow in Illinois.

Don't leave it for Election Day. What if you're sick the day of or stuck in quarantine?

Besides, Biden needs a good showing of votes before the polls close or two scoops will try to claim victory before all ballots are counted.


People who want to live are having their groceries delivered these days.
 
2020-09-28 9:31:35 PM  
1 vote:

menschenfresser: Oh, Wississippi... you used to be cool. Oktoberfests in La Crosse are some of the best times of my life I can't even remember. It's sad to see this decline. I blame right-wing media and the nuts in Waukesha County.


Ever since moving to the Twin Cities I've considered Wisconsin to be a lawless redneck wasteland. I mean, they let you buy fireworks while drinking Everclear on Sundays! I occasionally refer to it as North Alabama. 

I was honestly shocked to see nearly equal numbers of Biden signs next to the Trump signs last time I was over there.
 
2020-09-28 8:27:47 PM  
1 vote:
So doing a little math in my head, there are 50 states, plus DC. And you can vote in person on election day, or through absentee, or mail-in voting. (Though some states vary.)

We're looking at roughly 153 different voting systems, 153 different ways of casting a ballot for President. Even though it's probably closer to 120, that's insane. Absolutely insane for a purported first-world country.
 
2020-09-28 8:15:29 PM  
1 vote:

COMALite J: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/QzxnNCOn​XeA?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1] /I inspired this and wrote its first verse's lyrics.


That was friggin' beautiful. *wipes tears*
 
2020-09-28 7:51:43 PM  
1 vote:
Not that it matters here in MO, but anyone can vote early by going to county clerk's office. In my county I actually ran by ballot through a voting machine and didn't have to run it through a lockbox.

Just be careful on amendment 3, at least here in Callaway the explanation text inside the voting booth did not mention it's most important provision, eliminating the demographer in drawing districts and returning to the governor appointing a panel. Vote against this unless you like gerrymandering.
 
2020-09-28 7:44:46 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: darkeyes: Here in TX I applied for an absentee ballot and received it today, but have decided I will vote in person.  I want Trump to be crushed on election day with no delays.

IMPORTANT: Take your absentee ballot to the polls to show you are not double voting.

I know California requires that. Err on the side of safety.

/ Learned the hard way
// They let me place a provisional ballot
/// Which they don't bother counting unless there is a race which can be tilted by the provisional ballots


To be fair, there's no reason to count them unless they'll make a difference.  If one candidate is ahead by 3,000 votes and there are only 2,000 provisional ballots, it's a waste of time to count them.
 
2020-09-28 7:42:41 PM  
1 vote:
Got my WI absentee ballot a few weeks ago, had it back in the mail 5 minutes later.  Checked online and it was received on 9/21.

Request it early and return right away.

/requested absentee ballots for every election back in January
 
2020-09-28 7:28:03 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: 1. Vote early.
2. Set a postmark deadline, say seven days out. Postmarked on time, ya gotta count it.


I need to double check, but in Arizona I believe that if it is post-marked on election day it is counted as being on time for purposes of counting votes.

I'm honestly not sure why it wouldn't be that way everywhere considering how much of the military is over seas.
 
2020-09-28 7:08:15 PM  
1 vote:

glassgrl: austerity101: Does anyone remember when Wisconsin wasn't complete trash?  I feel like less than a decade ago it was a halfway decent state.

This is what happens when you let Republicans take over. As soon as they're in power, they change all the laws and rules to make sure they stay there.  It's time for Democrats to do the same thing.

Ya. I grew up in MKE but moved in 1986. I used to be proud of my home state. Sigh. At least we still got the Pack


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2020-09-28 6:59:19 PM  
1 vote:
Which is one of the states that played a part in the 77744.
 
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