The Presidential primary and other elections in the state of Wisconsin are scheduled to be held this Tuesday on April 7th. However, amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Wisconsin Democratic Party has called for rescheduling Tuesday’s elections splitting with the views of Democratic Governor Tony Evers. Democratic party chair, Ben Wikler, said - “Our party endorses the call by civil rights groups and mayors across Wisconsin to reschedule the April 7th election and uplift barriers to safe voting by mail,” in a statement on Wednesday.
Wisconsin election is one of the only presidential elections still scheduled to take place in April, as there is a shortage of poll workers and concerns regarding the votings in person. Several different groups of the state asked for coronavirus-related changes. US District Judge William Conley heard the case, and the changes include postponing the election to a different date and requirements around absentee balloting. Additionally, a lawyer representing both the Democratic National Committee and the Wisconsin state party said that both groups agreed for rescheduling the election amid the public health crisis if the court also decides on doing it.
Vermont Senator Sanders issued a statement asking for the postponement of the elections. With this, a total of 15 states have postponed their elections due to coronavirus pandemic. West Virginia also pushed the primary elections from May 12th to June 9th.
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