Area Democrats celebrate first day of early voting

LA CROSSE (WKBT)- In-person voting is underway.

Wisconsin Democrats gathered in La Crosse on Tuesday for a “Get out the Early Vote” effort. La Crosse’s school board president Juan Jimenez joined Pfaff and Godlewski outside La Crosse’s City Hall.

Several lawsuits focused on the absentee voting process are making their way through the court system, and some polls show more Republican voters concerned over the security of future elections.

Pfaff said America’s elections are secure, and both sides of the aisle should respect the results.

“Early voting is safe and secure,” said Pfaff (D-WI). “I encourage as many people to get out as possible, but I also think it’s extremely important as elected officials and those who are running for office that we have to recognize the decisions the voters make.”

Pfaff’s opponent Derrick Van Orden sent a statement to News 8 Now in response to Pfaff’s early voting and abortion roundtable events Tuesday.  His campaign wrote:

“Pfaff’s campaign is floundering as he fails to talk about the issues voters bring up to me every day. They can’t afford to fill up their gas tank and a grocery cart on the same day. They see the fentanyl crisis killing our children every day, and the open border that this poison is smuggled over. We will keep doing what we are doing: speaking directly to hundreds voters every week.”

Early voting in La Crosse runs through Nov. 4.