Wisconsin Will Monitor Whether This Week’s Election Spread Coronavirus

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Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) announced it would monitor whether this week’s election caused a spike in coronavirus infections.

“We will continue this important work to ensure that every case is followed up on, contacted, and anyone who may have been exposed notified. We hope the extraordinary efforts taken by local clerks, public health [departments], voters, and poll workers helped minimize any transmission but we stand prepared to respond if that isn’t the case,” DHS Secretary Andrea Palm said in a statement, adding that the manner in which the virus spreads means officials probably won’t know who contracted the virus on the day of the election until sometime next week. read more

Trump Urges Wisconsin Voters to Support Conservative Justice After SCOTUS Allows Elections to Continue

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Hours after Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday ruled 4-2 that the state’s elections could move forward, overruling Governor Tony Evers’s (D) executive decision to postpone the election amid concerns about in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump urged Wisconsin voters to support a conservative Supreme Court justice on the ballot. read more

Trump Speaks Out Against Mail-In Voting in November’s Election

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President Donald Trump said he opposes mail-in voting in November’s general election, shutting down concerns that the coronavirus pandemic would keep people away from the polls.

“No, because I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” said Trump. “I think people should vote with ID, voter ID. I think voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat.” read more