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Sweeping federal lawsuit seeks election changes in Wisconsin

Voters line up on April 7 at Riverside High School in Milwaukee for Wisconsin's primary election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Advocates for people with disabilities and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee-ballot application and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential election can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Top Wisconsin official: Spring election fraught with difficulties

Wisconsin could face a litany of problems if it holds its spring election as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak, including a possible disruption in mail service interfering with absentee voting, a lack of polling sites and the risk of exposing elderly poll workers and voters to the disease, the state's chief elections officer said in a memo released Wednesday.

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