WisGOP Statement in Response to Federal Court Decision

April 2, 2020

[Madison, WI] –  Upon review of Judge Conley’s decision and filing our notice of appeal with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Republican Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt:

“Democrats asked the federal court to quickly rewrite our election laws, and while the court rejected nearly all of their demands, the court’s decision to change the date by which absentee ballots can be received without any limitation on the postmarked date effectively changes the date of the election.  Such a substantial decision normally left to our elected officials requires the review of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. We hope the appeals court defers to the Wisconsin legislative and executive branches and stays the district court’s decision.”