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May Special Election 7th Congressional District

It is reported that Governor Evers is "taking a look" at postponing the Special Election to pick the successor to Sean Duffy. I can understand why he wants to after all the trouble with the April 7 election.

https://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/04/10/tony-evers-taking-close-look-postponing-7th-district-election/5125548002/

Generally, I would be in favor of postponing it. What's crazy about this election is that it was delayed so long that the winner of the May election would have to turn around and start campaigning for re-election in November. So putting it off until the General election in November makes some sense. The people of the 7th CD haven't had a voice in congress since Duffy retired/resigned but you could also argue that they weren't truly represented while Duffy was in office.

But there's something else to consider.

What if Evers used the May election as an experiment in all mail-in voting or maybe even "drive-in" voting? It could be used as a test for the November elections where we could find the glitches and correct them before November. This might assure a higher percentage of participation in both the May and November elections.

Just a thought.....

Opinions? Comments?

Crap...Bernie is on TV asking us to delay primary...

I understand why he wants it but in Wisconsin our local offices are up for re-election in the non-partisan elections...

By statute they have to be elected on the second Tuesday of April and be seated (sworn in) by the 3rd Tuesday in April. There isn't any provision by statute of delaying that election and it DOES NOT provide that the current officials hold office until their successor is elected/sworn in. This is a problem that I don't think Bernie understands.
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