The decision to preclude the left-wing party from appearing on the ballot was seen as a victory for the Biden campaign.
The Berks County Office of Election Services announced Tuesday that fulfilling requests for mail-in and absentee ballots for the November 3 General Election will be delayed due to an order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued late Monday.
Last month, a state appeals court sided with the Democrats, who were seeking to kick the candidates off the ballot because they had not paid filing fees.
Had the court sided in favor of Hawkins, it would have meant printing and mailing almost 1 million new ballots that included the Green Party ahead of the state's September 17 deadline.
The Wisconsin Election Commission is reminding voters to turn those ballots back in as soon as possible. The signatures were challenged because Walker's address on some of the signature forms was not accurate.
In the 4-3 unsigned decision Monday, the court said it too late in the process to grant any relief to the Green Party.
The decision comes after the court, which has a conservative majority, last Thursday ordered that the mailing of absentee ballots be paused until it determined whether Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins could appear on the ticket in the battleground state, where polling shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holding a narrow lead over President Trump. Meanwhile, mailed ballots have to be recalled or replaced while military and overseas voters will be put at further risk of not having their ballots delivered on time. The Wisconsin Elections Commission already has more than one million ballot requests to fill.
Kalan says there have been about 3600 more absentee ballots mailed out this election versus the 2016 Presidential Election. Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. when polls close on Election Day.
Three Republican election commission members said Hawkins should be on the ballot while three Democratic members said he didn't qualify because his running mate listed an incorrect address on thousands of nominating signatures. The state's most populous county, Harris County, wrote to the Supreme Court on Monday saying that "it is too late to make changes", even if the court acted that day.
Democrats anxious the presence of Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins would take enough votes from former Vice President Joe Biden to give President Trump Wisconsin's electoral votes. Tony Evers during Tuesday's DHS briefing.