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Wisconsin Primary: Polls Packed, Long Lines Amid COVID–19 Pandemic

Wisconsin primary election voters long lines

Wisconsin primary voters are reporting long lines at the polls today after the State Supreme Court blocked an order by Governor Tony Evers to delay the election until June.

The disruptions are especially evident in Milwaukee, the state’s most populous and Democratic city. Republicans drastically reduced the number of polling locations in the city from over 180 to just five for the more than 600,000 residents.

Voters could be seen wearing masks and attempting to social distance as they went to place their ballots.

The issue over the access to voting is shaping up to be a major issue in the November election.

It begs the question: why are Republicans so scared to make the fundamental right to vote easier?

Just last week, President Trump said the quiet part out loud, acknowledging that the Democrats’ push for expanded voting options could result in “levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

Watch and share our footage from Wisconsin polling places below.

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