State Supreme Court rules lawmakers have standing to defend state laws


MADISON, Wis. — The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers can defend state laws that are challenged in court.

The issue can impact the federal ruling regarding the deadline for Wisconsin’s absentee ballots, as the six-day extension can now be appealed in federal court.

The 7th Circuit Court will rule on if ballots can be counted six days after Election Day as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3.

Republicans want to see the cutoff put back to the standard rule of 8 p.m. on Election Day.