Wisconsin Republicans break with Trump on election delay

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 12:12:07-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leaders are breaking with President Donald Trump over possibly delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Jim Steineke tweeted Thursday that they oppose delaying the election, a date that is enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change, including agreement from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

Steineke tweeted “Hard NO” in reaction to Trump.

Vos says, “Elections need to happen for democracy to function.”

Republican Senate Majority Leader and congressional candidate Scott Fitzgerald did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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