MADISON — Wisconsin Special Session regarding election protocols will be adjourned until Monday, after republicans say they won’t shift the election to an all mail with absentee voting into late May.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin Republicans say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday’s primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to Tony Evers’ “Stay at Home” order, Wisconsin stands apart from other states in trying to hold to its April election date. It also comes as Wisconsin’s chief medical officer has credited the order for helping slow the rate of infections in the state.
The Democratic governor initially joined Republican leaders in seeking to hold the primary as planned on Tuesday, but he now favors an all-mail election with absentee voting well into May. Republicans maintain that Tuesday’s in-person voting should go on as planned.