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Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

People vote at Riverside High School, in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday's election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters. Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines on Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and unable to be counted because requested absentee ballots never arrived.

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Supreme Court assumes jurisdiction over lawsuit over clerk’s absentee-voter advice

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has assumed jurisdiction over a lawsuit involving a Dane County clerk's advice to voters to mark themselves as indefinitely confined because of the governor's stay-at-home order to get around Wisconsin's photo ID requirement.

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