Local, state, national politicians react to Wisconsin spring primary

Posted at 9:52 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 23:11:29-04

MILWAUKEE — Local, state, and federal politicians are reacting to Wisconsin's spring primary.

This comes one day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Evers' order to postpone the election. Later Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a plan to extend absentee voting by six days because of the coronavirus.

DNC Chair Tom Perez wrote the following statement after the polls closed:

"This was a dark day for our democracy. In the middle of one of the worst public health emergencies in modern history, the Republican Party forced the people of Wisconsin to choose between their safety and their vote. The craven self-interest of the GOP knows no bounds. They suppressed people's voices and put lives in danger – all in service of their own partisan ambition. Democrats are showing true leadership during this crisis by advocating for the health and safety of the American people and the integrity of our democracy. And come Election Day in November, voters will remember which party had their back."

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett highlighted the poll workers and voters on social media Tuesday evening.

President Trump also reacted to Wisconsin's primary voting during a coronavirus task force briefing Tuesday.

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