Rally in front of DHS office against spring election

MADISON (WKOW) -- Members of Voces de la Frontera are rallying in downtown Madison Tuesday morning against the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to overturn Governor Tony Evers' executive order to postpone the spring election.

Members lined up in their cars and drove past the Wisconsin Department of Health Services office at the State Office building, and honked their horns.

Bianca Tomasini, with Voces de la Frontera's Madison Chapter, provided the following statement to 27 News Tuesday morning:

"To proceed with the election at this time of a health emergency is unconscionable. Not only will Wisconsinites be exposed to COVID-19 but many will be disenfranchised, particularly in Milwaukee, where there will be few polling places, causing people to congregate even more than during a normal election. Other states have postponed their elections until a time when it is estimated the worst chances for contagion and overwhelming medical personnel will be over. There is no need to have this election at this time. It is highly dangerous and people will likely die as a result, again needlessly. We call on Andrea Palm, Secretary of the Dept of Health Services to do what is right to promote health and preserve life and call for a postponement of this election to a safer time as predicted by scientists and medical experts."

On Monday, hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the election for two months,the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with Republicans who said he didn’t have the authority to reschedule the race on his own.

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