Milwaukee voters sue, claiming right to vote was violated

Clerks across Wisconsin are expected to begin releasing vote totals at 4 p.m. Monday, six days after last week's chaotic presidential primary.

Hours before the vote deadline, a group of Milwaukee-area voters filed a federal lawsuit over the election.

They are suing Republican legislative leaders who refused to delay the election or shift it to all-mail.

The 14 Milwaukee-area residents are seeking "relief for violations of their right to vote, protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by their Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection of the laws."

The oddity of the late returns is a quirk of the court battle in which voters initially were given an extended period to file absentees, only to have the U.S. Supreme Court overturn that.

The election isn't a factor in deciding the Democratic nominee for the White House since Bernie Sanders dropped out soon after the election. But an important state Supreme Court seat will be decided.

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