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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:43 PM

Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort

Source: abc




Ten mayors are urging Wisconsin Department of Health to stop in-person voting.

Kendall Karson April 5, 2020, 3:21 PM


As the novel coronavirus shutters nearly every aspect of American society, 10 mayors in Wisconsin are pushing for the pandemic to shut down one more: in-person voting...........
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"We implore you to implement all emergency measures necessary to control the spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease," the letter sent to Wisconsin Department of Human Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm reads. "Specifically, we need you to step up and stop the State of Wisconsin from putting hundreds of thousands of citizens at risk by requiring them to vote at the polls while this ugly pandemic spreads."

"We believe it would be irresponsible and contrary to public health to conduct in-person voting throughout the state at the very time this disease is spreading rapidly," the mayors wrote.



The mayors, who say they represent 1.3 million constituents in total, include Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, Eric Genrich of Green Bay, Lori Palmeri of Oshkosh, Tim Kabat of La Crosse, John Antaramian of Kenosha, Cory Mason of Racine, Tim Hanna of Appleton, Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison, Karen Mischel of Viroqua and Kathy Ehley of Wauwatosa.

While the letter, which comes as bipartisan negotiations over the best path forward for the election have stalled, applauds Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for his "leadership" in declaring a state of emergency, the local leaders scold the GOP-controlled legislature for their "inexcusable refusal to act." ..............
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Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wisconsin-mayors-seek-scrap-person-voting-ditch-effort/story?id=69988092&cid=social_twitter_abcn






Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett speaks during a press conference, Feb. 27, 2020, in Milwaukee.Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images

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Reply Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort (Original post)
riversedge Apr 5 OP
CaptYossarian Apr 5 #1
Igel Apr 5 #2
TomCADem Apr 6 #6
CaptYossarian Apr 6 #8
flibbitygiblets Apr 5 #3
iluvtennis Apr 5 #4
LiberalFighter Apr 5 #5
rocktivity Apr 6 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:47 PM

1. This is our only hope.

Robin Vos and the Fitzgeralds (Darrell and Darrell) never took Evers seriously from day one.

They're trying to gerrymander the Governor's Mansion too.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:02 PM

2. Put it in mid June.

By then the peak will be over by weeks and the case load low. Then the way to do things is to relax and let the covid incidence rate stay low but managed.

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:10 AM

6. Why is everyone waiting? Lots of States have Vote By Mail

Heck, offering vote by mail is mandatory for U.S. Service members stationed abroad.

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:14 PM

8. That's exactly what Evers tried today.

You must have a crystal ball.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:21 PM

3. We need national vote by mail. Saves time and money.

Automatic registration with issuance of DMV-issued identification/license. There's never been a more compelling reason to make it happen.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:32 PM

4. + agree. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:50 PM

5. They should not be required to have a witness sign their ballot either.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:59 AM

7. And what's the alternative -- no voting at all?

I'd suggest mail only voting, but according to this, we may not have postal service much longer:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213214928


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