WisGOP Statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision in Favor of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

March 31, 2020

[Madison, WI] –  In response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to grant the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s motion for temporary injunctive relief against the Dane County Clerk, the Republican Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt:

“While this is certainly an unprecedented and challenging time, the Supreme Court’s decision made it clear that the Governor’s orders cannot alter state statutes and we cannot suspend common-sense laws that ensure fair elections in a democracy. Officials carrying out our elections must respect those laws. The Dane County Clerk’s reliance on Gov. Tony Evers’ Emergency Order #12 advising that all voters are indefinitely confined was ‘legally incorrect’ and the Wisconsin Supreme Court concluded that ‘Voters may be misled to exercise their right to vote in ways that are inconsistent’ with state statutes. We applaud the Court’s ruling.”