State Supreme Court nullifies Governor’s executive order to suspend April 7 election
Within hours of this afternoon’s executive order issued by Governor Tony Evers; suspending the April 7 General Election, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has nullified that order, with an exception.
As decided by the court: “IT IS ORDERED that the petition for leave to commence an original action under Wis.
Stat. § (Rule) 809.70 is granted; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the provisions of Executive Order No. 74 are hereby
enjoined in their entirety, with the sole exception of the provision bearing the number 2 on page
four of Executive Order No. 74, which “[r]equire[s] the convening of a special session of the
Legislature at the Capitol in the City of Madison, to commence at 2:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020,
solely to consider and act upon legislation to set a new in-person voting date for the 2020 Spring
To read the complete order from the high court, click here.