Local poll worker files lawsuit against Gov. Evers and Clerk Teri Lehrke
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A poll worker is suing La Crosse’s city clerk and governor Tony Evers over mask requirements.
Veterans Liberty Law and Onalaska Attorney Bernardo Cueto is representing Nicholas Newman in the lawsuit.
Newman says in the suit that he has difficulty breathing, and has a medical condition that makes it dangerous for him to wear a mask for an extended period of time.
In August, Newman went to work his shift as a poll worker, and he was told he could not work if he didn’t wear a mask.
The lawsuit claims La Crosse city clerk Teri Lehrke, “wrongly indicated to Newman that Emergency Order 1 required a face covering.”
It also says he, “could not work in any future elections because of this failure.”
We have reached out to Governor Evers office and Teri Lehrke for comment but haven’t heard back.