Election is still on for Tuesday after Supreme Court blocks Evers' order.

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    by News director
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    Mon Apr 06 2020
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to suspend the Governor's order delaying the election. Photo: Daderot, licensed under Creative Commons

Author: Sam Buisman

Wisconsin's Spring Election will be held on Tuesday after the State Supreme Court blocked Governor Tony Evers' order to delay it.

According to the State Supreme Court Clerk, the judges ruled 4-2 to void the Governor's executive order postponing to the election to June. With this ruling, the election will be held on April 7, as originally planned.

State Republicans, who filed the lawsuit, celebrated the ruling as a victory over government overreach.

“While some have argued that we should quickly change or circumvent our laws in a time of crisis,” said Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt through a press release, “justifications in the moment can quickly lead us down a slippery slope that erodes our democracy.”

Democrats bemoaned the court's decision, arguing that holding an election during the coronavirus crisis will threaten the lives of Wisconsinites while encouraging the disease's spread.

“Tomorrow in Wisconsin, thousands will wake up and have to choose between exercising their right to vote and staying healthy and safe,” said Governor Evers in a press release.

For those going to the polls tomorrow, the Red Cross advises maintaining at least six feet of distance from others, washing your hands often, refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wearing a cloth covering over your face if you are over the age of two.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there are currently 2,440 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, 278 of which are in Dane County.