Wisconsin’s Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ order to postpone Tuesday’s election, despite his arguments that in-person voting could endanger poll workers and voters because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The court sided with Republicans who control the state legislature and opposed Evers’ executive order Monday that sought to delay the election until June 9. The decision was 4-2, with the court’s conservative majority backing the GOP’s position.
It was the latest twist in a legal battle that has thrown the primary into chaos as state and local elections officials have consolidated polling places and scrambled to find workers and supplies for those that will open.