Citing public health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers effectively rescheduled the date of Tuesday’s statewide election to June 9.
The governor’s move came after the GOP-dominated state legislature refused to change the date or shift the election to all mail-in ballots. Evers had called an emergency session of the legislature over the weekend but GOP leaders gaveled the session in and out without taking any action.
GOP legislative leaders said they would challenge Evers’ action in the state Supreme Court, calling it “unconstitutional overreach.”