Wisconsin Supreme Court looks keen on overturning ballot drop box case crucial to 2024 election

Wisconsin Supreme Court looks keen on overturning ballot drop box case crucial to 2024 election


The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on a case that could decide whether Wisconsin clerks could reinstate absentee ballot drop boxes after the court previously ruled against it. 

The court, which has a liberal majority, seemed in favor of overturning a previous decision that said ballot drop boxes were not allowed to be placed outside a county clerk’s office. The 2022 ruling was decided when the court had a 4-3 conservative majority, which has since flipped.

Ballot drop boxes were an especially notable point of contention during the 2020 election in Wisconsin. “What if we just got it wrong?” Democratic Justice Jill Karofsky asked, referring to the court’s prior decision. “What if we made a mistake? Are we now supposed to just perpetuate that

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