But this may not mean the end of the mail-in ballot contest.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two important states in the presidential election, came one day later. The court rejected the Democrats’ appeal to allow Wisconsin mailed votes three days after the election day. The postmark date is November 3.
However, if the election is approaching (for example, Pennsylvania is a decisive state, and votes received after November 3 may make a difference), the legal issues surrounding mailed ballots arriving after election day may suddenly rise to the forefront Republicans in the presidential election tried to throw away the votes they received after November 3, while Democrats advocated including them.
Pennsylvania officials notified the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the state has issued guidance to county councils to “safely isolate”
In Minnesota, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State on Wednesday to isolate late mailed ballots, while the Republican Party called on the Federal Court to decide to retain the seven-day period, as long as the ballots are late to the election day.
The deadline for receiving mailed ballots varies from state to state. In 28 states, ballots must be received on election day, but in 22 states and the District of Columbia, they need to be postmarked before election day, but they can arrive later.
President Donald Trump erroneously argued that the election results should be announced on November 3, when several major states, including Pennsylvania, will spend more than one night calculating a large number of absentee votes. The results reported on election night are always informal and will be later certified by the states.
But in the Supreme Court’s Wisconsin ruling, the Federal Court of Appeals’ decision to accept votes before Election Day remains unchanged, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh seems to be consistent with Trump’s thinking.
Kavanaugh wrote that the states have set deadlines for mailing out on election day, “to avoid confusion and suspected misconduct when thousands of absentee ballots flow in after election day and may subvert the election results.”
He added: “Those countries also hope to announce the results of the election as soon as possible on or after election night.”
In a decision in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, the court refused to expedite the trial of the case, which is approaching the election. Some conservative judges in the court suggested that people were skeptical of the Pennsylvania court’s decision to extend the mailing deadline. In a statement accompanying the order, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Neil Gollach jointly stated that the court cannot intervene before this election, but added, ” The state Supreme Court’s ruling is very likely to violate the Federal Constitution.”
No other judges commented on this, although the order indicated that there may be more opinions. The court said that the latest judge of the court, Amy Coney Barrett, did not vote in Pennsylvania or North Carolina cases due to the need for a quick resolution.
The threat of diplomatic election interference
Senator Marco Rubio, the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued a stern warning on Wednesday: Now is the time to guard against interference in foreign elections.
The Florida Republican said on Twitter: “Most of the disinformation attacks prepared by our enemies are carried out around Election Day.” “They may come faster than they are discovered and called, so it is wise to say , The more absurd the request, the more likely it is to be influenced by foreign countries.”
These e-mails have been sent to voters in Florida, and members of the Florida Congress delegation heard a briefing on interference from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence this week.
CNN’s Ariane de Vogue, Paul P. Murphy, Curt Devine and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.