Capitol Notes: In-Person Voting Likely To Move Forward Tuesday, But Some Lawsuits Still Pending
Wisconsin appears to be moving ahead with Election Day on Tuesday, April 7, despite multiple lawsuits to move the date because of the coronavirus – and an 11th-hour plea from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. He called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to push the date to late May and conduct an all-mail election. The GOP went into special session Saturday as required, and then immediately adjourned without taking up Evers’ proposal.
Meanwhile, Republican leaders challenged a federal judge's decision late last week to allow absentee ballots to be accepted in election clerks' offices until 4 p.m. April 13. And, another lawsuit pushes for the election to be moved months into the future, in part because of challenges faced by lower-income voters.
For Capitol Notes, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of Wispolitics.com to bring us up to speed with where things stand with the legal challenges.