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Coronavirus: Wisconsin moves ahead with April 7 primary as others postpone

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Wisconsin officials are moving forward with holding the planned April 7 presidential primary election as reported cases of COVID-19 drastically increase in the state. 

Be careful what you wish for: mail in ballots in Wisconsin will exclude nearly 100,000 purged voters, including many Bernie Sanders voters, young people, minorities, etc.  There is virtually no appeal.

#Wisconsin will require mail-in ballots for the April 7 primary instead of delaying the vote. 99,000 purged voters won’t get a ballot, and only a few of the 182,000 University of Wisconsin students will get to vote since student IDs don’t qualify for voting— and most have gone home anyway. Worse: Wisconsin requires a qualified WITNESS TO SIGN the absentee ballot. Even at the best of times, mail-in ballots have a high rejection rate. According to an MIT study*, 22% of mail-in ballots are not received or not counted.

*Source: Losing Votes by Mail

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