MADISON, Wis. — Earlier today, Tim Michels made it clear he will do anything in his power to tilt elections in favor of Republican candidates if he’s elected governor.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Jefferson County, Michels vowed that “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.” Michels has made clear he would be willing to overturn free and fair election results if he doesn’t get the outcome he wants — even in future elections.
Tim Michels and his radical agenda are a threat to our democracy. Michels will not protect Wisconsinites’ right to vote — and when asked about illegally decertifying the 2020 election, Michels said that it would be “on the table” if he’s governor. And he has backed Trump’s election conspiracy theories.
Tim Michels wants to eliminate the bipartisan elections commission, and “get partisanship out of the election integrity board.” Yet, his “WEC 2.0” plan represents “a way for Republicans to maintain control of the state’s election apparatus for at least the next decade.”
Tim Michels has said he would sign the bills Gov. Evers has vetoed. Gov. Evers has vetoed over a dozen bills that would have made it harder for people to vote and have their voice heard. These bills would disproportionately impact communities of color, senior citizens, and those living with disabilities.
Tim Michels’ positions on elections are dangerous and could restrict the right to vote in future elections — he is radical and wrong for Wisconsin.
Gov. Evers will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure every eligible voter is able to participate in elections and that Wisconsin elections continue to be accessible, secure, and fair.