Wisconsin will hold its in-person primary election on Tuesday after the state's Republican-dominated supreme court voted along party lines to overturn the Democratic governor's bid to delay it amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier on Monday, governor Tony Evers had said he was postponing the primary to protect voters from the risk of spreading Covid-19, overriding the objections of Republican politicians in the state. He had previously opposed moving the primary himself.

However, the supreme court voted 4-2 that he did not have the legal right to postpone the vote on his own authority.

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Many Democratic primaries have either been postponed – several until 2 June – or else switched to mail-in ballots, such as this month's contests in states including Alaska, Wyoming and Ohio, because of the pandemic,

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