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.