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Leave it to Evers: Tony the vote suppressor

Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 11, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers sees the “voter suppression” mote in his neighbor’s eye while failing to see the hypocritical beam in his own.

The Democrat last week criticized the Iowa caucuses amid the collapse of the electoral event.

“Why don’t we just go in the booth and vote? To me that makes sense,” Evers said Tuesday as the Democratic Party of Iowa was forced to delay results of the presidential delegate contest. “I’ve always viewed what happens in Iowa, and I think last night proves it, there’s a bit of voter suppression going on.”

Evers said a lot of voters, particularly families with young children, are locked out of the nominee-selection process.

Kind of like voters in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District election thanks to Evers’ special election schemes?

“Who the H is he (Evers) to say others are suppressing votes with what he’s doing in WI-07?” tweeted Wisconsin GOP executive director Mark Jefferson.

Evers was clearly playing politics in October when he first scheduled the special election to fill the seat formerly held by Republican Sean Duffy. The governor originally set the election for Jan. 27, with a Dec. 30 primary.

Beyond taking the unprecedented step of scheduling the elections for Mondays, Evers’ plan would have put the primary in the middle of holiday seasons, when voters would be less likely to go to the polls.

The governor was forced to retreat when he learned that his schedule would violate federal election law regarding military and overseas voters.                                                            

In announcing the original schedule, the governor said he set the dates as early as possible so that the district would not be long without representation.

Republican candidates for the congressional seat called out Evers, accusing him of avoiding scheduling the special election for the same day as the April state Supreme Court election and presidential primary, a huge draw for voters.

He still delayed the election, keeping the district without congressional representation for even longer. Evers has set the primary for next Tuesday, followed by the general election on Tuesday, May 12.

For all of Evers’ talk about voter suppression, the Democrat didn’t have a problem playing political games and suppressing voter turnout in what has traditionally been a conservative congressional district.

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