MANITOWOC, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The badger state is once again showing that it is a political battleground. This afternoon Joe Biden made a campaign stop at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, where he met with workers and toured the facility ahead of his speech.
During the speech, the former Vice President criticized Trump’s response to the pandemic as the country surpassed 200 thousand deaths from COVID-19.
Joe Biden said, “Due to Donald Trump’s lies and incompetence in the past six months have seen one of the most greatest losses of American life in history.”
Late this afternoon a federal judge ruled that absentee ballots in Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the November 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by election day.
This means that the outcome of the presidential race in Wisconsin will likely not be known for days after polls close.
The ruling, unless overturned, means the outcome of the presidential race in the badger state along with the winner of 10 potentially crucial electoral votes, likely will not be known for days after the polls close.
Under current law, the deadline for returning an absentee ballot to have it counted is 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Today’s ruling sets up a repeat of Wisconsin’s April 7 spring election, when results were not released until April 13.