Wisconsin Supreme Court Stops Postponement of Primary Election Hours after Governor Orders it

Published by Matt Fishman on

At 1:24pm today, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced he was “suspending in-person voting for the April 7 [primary] election, moving in-person voting to June 9, 2020.” Not two hours later, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ordered the primary elections to proceed as scheduled on Tuesday, April 7.

Governor Evers says he has “an obligation to keep people safe”, and “as municipalities are consolidating polling locations,… [he] cannot in good conscience stand by and do nothing.”

Wisconsin has been under a Stay at Home order since March 24, which prohibits all nonessential travel; presumably, primary election voting will be considered essential.