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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:31 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Evers suspends in-person voting for Tuesday primary amid coronavirus concerns

Source: nbc news



The executive order also moves the date of the election to June 9 if the state legislature fails to enact legislation to move it.

April 6, 2020, 1:19 PM CDT / Updated April 6, 2020, 1:49 PM CDT
By Adam Edelman

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed an executive order suspending all in-person voting for Tuesday's primary and moved the date of the election to June 9 amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

The order also convenes the state legislature for a special session on Tuesday to deal with the issue.

“Today, I signed an executive order suspending in-person voting for tomorrow’s election,” Evers said in a statement. “Frankly, there’s no good answer to this problem — I wish it were easy.”

“As municipalities are consolidating polling locations, and absent legislative or court action, I cannot in good conscience stand by and do nothing. The bottom line is that I have an obligation to keep people safe, and that’s why I signed this executive order today,” he added...........................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/wisconsin-gov-evers-suspends-person-voting-tuesday-primary-amid-coronavirus-n1177746



Evers called the Republican legislature into a special session, but they gaveled in and out in a few seconds.







Gov. Tony Evers declares a public health emergency in response to a growing number of cases of COVID-19, in Madison, Wis., on March 12, 2020.
Gov. Tony Evers declares a public health emergency in response to a growing number of cases of COVID-19, in Madison, Wis., on March 12, 2020.Steve Apps / Wisconsin State Journal via AP file

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Reply Wisconsin Gov. Evers suspends in-person voting for Tuesday primary amid coronavirus concerns (Original post)
riversedge Apr 6 OP
SheltieLover Apr 6 #1
sarcasmo Apr 6 #2
riversedge Apr 6 #4
LiberalFighter Apr 6 #9
riversedge Apr 6 #3
LiberalFighter Apr 6 #10
OneCrazyDiamond Apr 6 #5
sarcasmo Apr 6 #6
Absolute Kelvin Apr 6 #7
sybylla Apr 6 #8
riversedge Apr 6 #12
riversedge Apr 6 #11
former9thward Apr 6 #13
Ziggysmom Apr 6 #14
yellowdogintexas Apr 7 #16
bluestarone Apr 6 #15

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:35 PM

1. I sure hope Americans are paying attention thar Repukes are trying yo kill people!

Glad for Dem leadership in WI!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:36 PM

2. Many of us never received our absentee ballots.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:39 PM

4. The national guard was learning the ropes this past weekend because only a few workers

showed up. Most are elderly women to manage the polls or absentee registrations for the counties.
I have worked with several. who are afraid of the virus and working in person was not an option for them.

Milwaukee would only have 5 spots open tomorrow. It was a mess.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:29 PM

9. The other concern that is happening in my state is the new date may not work

for the polling place. Because of a scheduling issue.

All the more reason to go with voting by mail.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:36 PM

3. ' Evers also ordered the Legislature to meet in special session Tuesday to consider the new date.'






LIVE: Evers delays Tuesday's primary election until June


https://www.wisn.com/article/wisconsin-election-moves-ahead-awaits-supreme-court/32018135#

Gov. Tony Evers has issued an executive order delaying Wisconsin's primary election until June 9.

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Gov. Tony Evers has issued an executive order delaying Wisconsin's primary election until June 9.

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The order was issued Monday afternoon after the Republican-controlled Legislature ignored Evers' request to extend absentee voting.

The executive order suspends all in-person voting on Tuesday.

Evers also ordered the Legislature to meet in special session Tuesday to consider the new date.

If the lawmakers do not pass legislation to change the date, in-person voting will take place June 9...................................

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:30 PM

10. It needs to be put out there that the GOP want to kill the elderly workers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:53 PM

5. Imagine where we would be without Democratic Governors. N/T

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:59 PM

6. Like Iowa with no stay at home order.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:53 PM

7. Another Excuse for BS to Stay in the Race

 

djg21 said this first in DP, and I agree.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:56 PM

8. GOP fuckwits have vowed to block this through the courts.

They have also refused to do anything about this but fight the governor on every attempt he's made to do the right thing.

http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/040620vos2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2sfvemZ_6ohZupFTz4F_JuEAj58JKd1bLZPXCl74XwnzN_fELHdqiwlJA

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Response to sybylla (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:04 PM

12. Like they have been doing during this entire primary season.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:02 PM

11. 'Absentee ballots that already have been cast will count. People can continue voting absentee.'....





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BREAKING: Wisconsin @GovEvers
halts in-person voting tomorrow and moves election date to June 9.

Absentee ballots that already have been cast will count.

People can continue voting absentee.

In-person voting could occur June 9.

#PostponeWisconsin


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:20 PM

13. Wisconsin election back on for Tuesday after state Supreme Court overrules governor's order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court quickly ruled 4-2 along party lines Monday afternoon to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ executive order to postpone Tuesday’s election until June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The majority conservative court rejected Evers’ argument that it was his constitutional duty to provide safety for Wisconsinites and thus delay in-person voting at polling places across the state.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-supreme-court-20200406-bzrppmmapnhg3aatqo2d4c5yza-story.html

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:44 PM

14. Wisconsin Supreme Court does not care about citizens

They want to rush the election to keep old Guv Walker’s buddy judge Smelly Kelly on the bench! That means more to them than the health and safety of the citizens. Same old GOP BS 😠

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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:59 PM

16. I have been really rooting for the Dem judicial candidate.

I wrote 20 GOTV postcards for her week before last

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:47 PM

15. Fucking rethugs seem to ALWAYS get a fast court decision

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