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The Wisconsin Elections Commission said this morning that the Republican plan to move Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary from April to March would cost taxpayers at least $7 million, according to the Associated Press.

The move is part of a sweeping package of lame-duck legislation Republican lawmakers plan to take up on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports, and moving the primary would create three elections in three months – the state primary in February, the presidential primary in March and the state general election in April.

A commission memo estimates a third election would cost between $6.4 million and $6.8 million which doesn’t include all local costs, training costs, and software updates.

Written by Madison365 staff

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