Washington, D.C. — After the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a lower court ruling by a 5-4 vote on Monday that would have extended the deadline for absentee voting in Wisconsin due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sam Berger, vice president for Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement:
Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have repeatedly sought to disenfranchise voters and refused to take commonsense steps to help ensure that their residents could safely vote. Instead of siding with voters in the face of a pandemic, the partisan majority on the court sided with Republican Party officials yet again. The courts will likely be asked to weigh in on a variety of voting-related issues as this pandemic unfolds; it is essential that they rule without partisan bias.
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