Evers Says He Will Likely Veto Election Law Bills

Governor Tony Evers (EE-vers) says it’s premature to say whether a package of election law bills will get his approval or veto. But during a stop in Hayward on Thursday, the Democratic governor rejected any efforts to make it more difficult for eligible people to vote.

“Any bill that reaches my desk that will result in suppressing the vote, then I will probably veto it. And a lot of these are born out of frankly this notion that something went wrong with the last election, which has never been proven.”

Republican-authored bills being fast-tracked through the Legislature include limiting who can use absentee ballots, banning private grants for election operations, giving a GOP-controlled committee the power to cut agency staff and funding, and requiring legislative approval for any federal funds used by the elections commission.