The Cruel Truth Behind Wisconsin’s Uncancelled Election – Progressive.org
Governor Tony Evers attempted to call off the April 7 election but was overruled by the conservative-dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court.
State Republicans, backed by justices they have spent millions of dollars to help elect, are hoping that a low-turnout election will buoy Daniel Kelly, their favored candidate for state Supreme Court.
Kelly, an appointee of former Republican Governor Scott Walker, is seeking election to a ten-year term against challenger Jill Karofsky, a liberal-backed Dane County judge and former state victim rights advocate.
The extraordinary determination of state Republicans to use the coronavirus crisis for partisan political gain is all the more stunning, given how singularly ill-suited Kelly is to meet the compassionate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will certainly lead to cases that come before the state Supreme Court.