Democrats are asking a federal judge to extend deadlines for absentee voting in a new lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission ahead of the April 7 spring election and presidential primary.
The lawsuit, brought by the Democratic National Committee and Wisconsin Democratic Party in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, also seeks to waive the voter ID requirement for absentee voting and proof of residence requirement for voter registration. The suit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Democrats are seeking to roll back the requirements to make voting absentee easier for an April election that is nearly guaranteed to be upended by a global pandemic beginning to ravage the U.S.
This should, I repeat, should be thrown out immediately. The fact that there is a pandemic does not make a law any more or less constitutional. If the legislature wants to change the laws in response to the pandemic, that’s their prerogative. But a judge has no standing here. We’ll see if the Rule of Law can withstand an aggressive assault by Democrats during a crisis.