Democrat Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin has become an outspoken critic of election investigations and legislation. After two counties in his state were ordered to turn over voting machines and ballots, Evers told them to not comply.
He referred to Arizona’s efforts in Maricopa County when asked if election workers should obey the subpoenas, “Hell no. You´ve seen what´s going on in Arizona. It’s a clown show.” Since March, Wisconsin has made continuous efforts to investigate their state’s 2020 Presidential Election.
Earlier this week, Governor Evers vetoed Republican-led legislation related to absentee voting rights. Lawmakers are unable to override the Governor’s veto as no Democrats supported the legislation upon its passing. The legislation included regulations surrounding requesting absentee ballots with a voter ID every year, rather than applying once and automatically revealing ballots for every election.
Those in opposition suggest the rules are not beneficial to election integrity, but rather present hurdles for voters and therefore are a form of suppression. In continued efforts to prevent election alterations primarily supported by the right, Evers told two Wisconsin counties to not comply with subpoenas to undergo election investigations.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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