Trump Encourages Voters in Wisconsin to ‘Be Safe’

Despite Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) safer-at-home order, the state will be proceeding with its primary on Tuesday and President Donald Trump is urging voters to be careful.

Trump tweeted his reaction to the state’s decision.

“The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that tomorrow’s election will proceed as scheduled. VOTE for Justice Daniel Kelly tomorrow, and be safe!” Trump tweeted.

In a 4-2 vote, the court struck down Evers’ executive order to postpone the primary, as IJR previously reported.

Other lawmakers called on the state to postpone the primary to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), as IJR also reported.

“People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote, which is why 15 states are now following the advice of public health experts and delaying their elections,” Sanders said. “We urge Wisconsin to join them.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also voiced her disagreement with the court. She claimed the court is “undermining our democracy.”

Trump reiterated his support for Justice Daniel Kelly.

“Vote today, Tuesday, for highly respected Republican, Justice Daniel Kelly. Tough on Crime, loves your Military, Vets, Farmers, and will save your 2nd Amendment. A BIG VOTE!” Trump tweeted.

A total of 15 states have reportedly decided to postpone their primaries, including Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has also decided to push back the party’s convention. Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) acknowledged the need for a convention but suggested Democrats think about doing it virtually.

Biden and Sanders are both adjusting to the effects of the pandemic by holding virtual rallies and events themselves.

The United States is the nation with the most confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 368,000, as of Tuesday morning.

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  1. “VOTE for Justice Daniel Kelly tomorrow” King Donald The Loser

    THIS is the only reason the the primary was forced forward by the American Fascist Party.

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