In her dissenting opinion of the eleventh-hour SCOTUS decision to upend Wisconsin’s extension for submitting absentee ballots, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called out the Court’s conservative majority for its role in disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters.
“The Court’s order, I fear, will result in massive disenfranchisement. A voter cannot deliver for postmarking a ballot she has not received.”
— Justice Ginsburg
The case boiled down to whether Wisconsin voters would have an extended window to return absentee ballots by mail. But Chief Justice Roberts and the Kavanaugh crew said no. Instead, in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the Court’s order made innumerable voters choose between risking their health to go to physical poll locations or losing their right to vote.
Justice Ginsburg wrote that protecting the right to safely vote was a matter of utmost importance — to the constitutional rights of voters, the integrity of the election process, and, in this most extraordinary time, the health of the nation. We agree.
We need the highest court to protect voters, yet the Roberts-Kavanaugh-Gorsuch-Thomas-Alito Supreme Court of the United States chose to enable voter suppression tactics instead. Add your name to call for an end to such court-sanctioned voter suppression.
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