Evers Issues 43 Vetoes

Governor Tony Evers on Friday vetoed nine Republican authored bill relating to elections in Wisconsin. The Democratic governor was pretty clear on his intentions weeks ago, as the bills neared final action in the legislature

“It’s our democracy that’s on the line, and if we make it more difficult for folks to vote, then that’s gonna be a problem for me.”

Republicans called the measure common sense. The bills included one which changed voting regulations for the disabled and nursing home residents, and another that would have given lawmakers the ability to withhold funding and positions from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Evers issued 43 vetoes on Friday, bringing his total to 98 for this legislative session. That’s the most from any governor since records began being kept in 1931.