City’s lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 election

Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. — Local officials’ frustration with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ refusal to order any changes to the upcoming presidential primary to protect people from the coronavirus is boiling over.

The city of Green Bay filed a federal lawsuit seeking to cancel in-person voting. River Falls officials are questioning how they can run the election when Evers has issued a stay-at-home order.

But the Legislature’s Republican leaders say they’re backing Evers’ decision to keep the election on track.

The election features a Supreme Court race and hundreds of local races, in addition to the presidential primary.