September 23, 2019
[Madison, WI] – In response to Gov. Tony Evers calling a special election to replace Congressman Sean Duffy on Monday, the Republican Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement from Executive Director, Mark Jefferson:
“Gov. Tony Evers called for a special election on a Monday over the holidays in order to shield his party from rural voters during the spring election. Just last November, Gov. Evers said that hosting another election would cost millions of taxpayers dollars and cause undue confusion for election officials,” Jefferson said.
“Governor Evers knows the problems that come with holding an election in 26 counties during the holidays, but he doesn’t care. Clerks are already burdened by existing end-of-year priorities such as budgets and property taxes, along with reviewing nomination papers for local offices. This desperate move shows just how terrified Democrats are of rural Wisconsin voters, their level of hypocrisy and the lengths they’ll go to benefit their own party.”