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Wisconsin Gov. Evers warns that if Republican wins in November, GOP could overturn state elections

The incumbent Wisconsin Gov. says the GOP will investigate the 2020 election until Donald Trump is "6 feet under."

Published: July 14, 2022 8:27am

Updated: July 14, 2022 9:53am

Democratic incumbent Gov. Tony Evers (D-Wis.) warned supporters this week if he is not re-elected this November, oversight of elections in his state could be at risk of being turned over to state lawmakers. 

"We will see elections change to the point where the Legislature makes the final decision and that should scare the living crap out of everybody in this room," said Evers at a campaign stop in the capital city of Madison. 

Four Republican candidates are vying to challenge Evers this fall. The Republican currently leading the pack ahead of the state's August 9 primary, construction executive Tim Michels, says he is not opposed to potentially signing legislation that would overturn the result of the 2020 election.

Donald Trump, who has formally endorsed Michels in the race, has spent the going on two years since the 2020 election pushing lawmakers to overturn his 2020 loss. 

Addressing the former president's persistence on the subject of the election, Evers told supporters this week, "They (Republicans) will continue doing this until Donald Trump is 6 feet under." 

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