Poetic Justice

As the¬†NYT’s Linda Greenhouse¬†notes, the five Republican judges simply ignored the context of a deadly pandemic, insisting that elections rules should not “ordinarily” be altered close to an election. Never mind that these circumstances were anything but ordinary, and that failing to make a reasonable extension for mail-in ballots would disenfranchise tens of thousands, and possibly lead to more deaths.

The good news is that the Democratic candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court still managed to pull off a victory over the Republican incumbent that the GOP was trying desperately to protect. This makes all those people who stood in line to vote, in face masks, in the rain, pretty darn heroic in my opinion.

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Jen Sorensen is a cartoonist for Daily Kos, The Nation, In These Times, Politico and other publications throughout the US. She received the 2023 Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning from the National Press Foundation, and is a recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She is also a Pulitzer Finalist.



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