DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on today’s court decisions regarding the Wisconsin primary election:
“Our country is the middle of a public health emergency, but you wouldn’t know it by the way the Republican Party in Wisconsin and across the country is acting. Instead of prioritizing the health and safety of the American people — including communities of color in places like Wisconsin that have been hit especially hard by this pandemic — the GOP is trying to stop vote-by-mail and opposing other commonsense ideas to make our election systems more safe and accessible during this time. Trump himself told us why they’re doing it: Republicans will never win another election if they let more people vote. That’s because their agenda is so far out of step with so many Americans.
“A few weeks ago, we sued to extend the voter registration deadline and to extend the vote-by-mail deadline so that, at the least, ballots postmarked on Election Day would be counted. Democrats believe our democracy works best when more people participate, not fewer. Because we won, thousands more Wisconsins’ votes will be counted.
“Today’s decisions and the actions that led up to it lay bare the differences between our two parties. Governor Evers and Wisconsin Democrats are focused on protecting the people of their state and the integrity of our democracy. Republican leaders are focused on political gain, and they will stop at nothing to get it – no matter the consequences to public health and our democracy.”