WASHINGTON – Following Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ decision to suspend tomorrow’s state election until June – a reversal from his stated position just days ago – the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the governor cannot order the election postponed and said the election will move forward as planned tomorrow. Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Austin Chambers issued the following statement:
“In words Governor Evers’ office used just days ago: ‘Democracy is essential, it must go on.’ The Wisconsin Supreme Court reaffirmed that guiding principle in its decision today, righteously protecting millions of Wisconsin voters from the Democrats’ pitiful, partisan gamesmanship – particularly that of Governor Evers’ shameless reversal from just days ago when even he said he did not have the authority to move the election. We’re pleased with the court’s decision to move forward as planned and to ensure that every Wisconsin voter has an opportunity for his or her voice to be heard. This is a decision that even Joe Biden agrees with.
“Wisconsin has already seen record-high turnout in this election, with over one million absentee ballots requested – and nearly one million ballots returned. We look forward to that turnout growing even higher tomorrow with more ballots being returned and through in-person voting.”
The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative has spent nearly $1 million in support of Justice Daniel Kelly’s campaign for election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.