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Wisconsin Governor Asks Judge to Mandate Mail-in Voting

  • Democratic Party leader asks that primary be postponed
  • As coronavirus spreads in state, Republicans, Democrats battle
Tony Evers
Tony EversPhotographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers asked a federal judge Wednesday to direct the state to hold its primary through mail-in voting, but did not ask for the April 7 vote to be postponed, as many states have done.

On Monday, the state’s Republican-controlled legislature rejected a proposal from Evers, a Democrat, to ensure that Wisconsin’s 3.3 million registered voters receive absentee ballots and to delay the absentee ballot deadline, which is currently April 2.