Governor Tony Evers called a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature Saturday, looking to garner enough support to make Tuesday’s Primary Elections in the state all-mail, along with extending absentee voting until late May. The meeting ended abruptly when state Republicans shot down the request citing concerns for election security. The meeting was then adjourned.
On Friday, Evers said the issue is not a Democratic or Republican one, but rather an issue of democracy. The Governor’s comments were made in a video released Friday, where he had asked that both sides agree on the proposal, that would deal with both health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to ensure voter rights. Republicans took their concerns one step further, asking the Supreme Court to block the extended voting deadline of April 13th, that was put in place by a federal judge. At this late stage in the game, it’s hard to see the Governor’s request gain much steam in the next couple of days.