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Sunday, April 05, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic may have closed schools, shuttered businesses, ended sports seasons and postponed the Democratic National Convention, but it hasn't canceled Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday. Despite a last-minute maneuver from the governor, a stay-at-home order, a massive shortage of poll workers and pleas from mayors across the state to postpone the primary amid one of the worst public health crises in U.S. history, Tuesday's election is on track to go on.

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The Republican Party is now officially a death cult.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-05 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

- a death cult

And that's one of the nicer things that could be said about this bloody decision to win at all costs.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-05 06:24 PM | Reply

This is a good counterpoint to the article posted earlier this week. I'd love to see all the people who were bashing Governor Evers there come to this thread to express that they were wrong. The Governor doesn't even have the power to move the date of the election. I read somewhere that Governor De Santis (sp?) moved the date and basically dared the legislature and courts to stop him, but if the power lies with the legislature, then they should be the ones to move the date. Wisconsin Republicans? They only care about two things: the rich, and staying in power.

#3 | Posted by dylanfan at 2020-04-05 08:54 PM | Reply

I have mixed feelings about this. People have had plenty of time to pick up absentee ballots and turn or mail them in before the primary date. On the other hand, if more Wisconsinites get infected because of this, even more people in the state will be pissed off at Republicans in the fall. So Trump's party is kind of screwing themselves by doing this.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-05 09:24 PM | Reply

Back in the day, a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-in-person-voting-demand-is-obscenely-hypocritical- and-worse,">Republicans looked upon absentee voting as a valuable adjunct, a key piece in the party's election day arsenal. Not anymore. Instead it is a dreaded foe, a fact readily admitted by Trump on Fox & Friends this week. If the US were to adopt mail-in voting, said the president, "you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again".

For good measure, Trump later declared from the White House: "I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting."

For the record, Trump voted by mail in 2018. In March, the Palm Beach Post reported that he had requested a mail-in vote for the Florida Republican primary.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/05/trump-is-killing-his-own-supporters- coronavirus-covid-19

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-05 09:41 PM | Reply

Back in the day, Republicans looked upon absentee voting as a valuable adjunct, a key piece in the party's election day arsenal. Not anymore. Instead it is a dreaded foe, a fact readily admitted by Trump on Fox & Friends this week. If the US were to adopt mail-in voting, said the president, "you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again".

For good measure, Trump later declared from the White House: "I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting."

For the record, Trump voted by mail in 2018. In March, the Palm Beach Post reported that he had requested a mail-in vote for the Florida Republican primary.

www.theguardian.com

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-05 09:44 PM | Reply

Criminal negligence. People will die due to exposure from this stupid stunt, and unfortunately it won't be limited to either political party.

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-06 07:53 AM | Reply

Whiteman wanting reduced participation.

Simple.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-04-06 09:13 AM | Reply

So, covid was known in America in Januaryish. Yet Dems held all their primaries. So where's the cutoff? If you knew then and still did it, you are just as bad. Dems put people's lives at risk then, and Reps are doing it now. Sucks when you are proven to be hypocrites, doesn't it?

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2020-04-06 10:25 AM | Reply

Sucks when you are proven to be hypocrites, doesn't it?

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2020-04-06 10:25 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Trump supporters complaining about hypocrisy is hypocritical.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-06 10:33 AM | Reply

"If you knew then and still did it, you are just as bad. Dems put people's lives at risk then, and Reps are doing it now"

In the moron's mind there is no difference between then and now. No realization of the true danger COVID19 presented. That's just stupid talk.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-06 10:41 AM | Reply

So, covid was known in America in Januaryish. Yet Dems held all their primaries. So where's the cutoff? If you knew then and still did it, you are just as bad. Dems put people's lives at risk then, and Reps are doing it now. Sucks when you are proven to be hypocrites, doesn't it?

#9 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Democrats were holding statewide primaries during Shelter in Place Orders?

Go lick a toilet seat.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-06 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, covid was known in America in Januaryish. Yet Dems held all their primaries. So where's the cutoff? If you knew then and still did it, you are just as bad. Dems put people's lives at risk then, and Reps are doing it now. Sucks when you are proven to be hypocrites, doesn't it?
#9 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

For perspective, the last in person primary was held March 17. That's 3 weeks ago.

The CDC at that time had not recommended stay at home orders.

We had 6,000 cases.

Was it dumb? Absolutely.

Is it FAR FAR WORSE now? Absolutely.

What's the difference?

CDC Recommends Stay at Home now.

350,000 known Coronavirus cases. 10,500 dead.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-06 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

From a post I found on another website:

"This is exactly what they are trying to do. In big cities they will suppress the vote by trying to get people to stay home claiming safety concerns about the virus while trying to make sure mail in voting never happens. All the while they'll keep all the poles open in rural and red areas as much as humanly possible to maximize Republican turnout and minimizing Democratic. These people aren't stupid. They know they cant win with fair elections. They will cheat as much as humanly possible because they now know if they win they will get way with it. It's in their best interests to win at any cost.They close the polls in Madison and Milwaukee and keep them open in the bigoted racist white nationalist rural welfare queen farmer country."

I don't completely agree, but I wouldn't put it past the Repubs in Wisconsin to attempt exactly this.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-06 02:04 PM | Reply

So, covid was known in America in Januaryish. Yet Dems held all their primaries. So where's the cutoff? If you knew then and still did it, you are just as bad. Dems put people's lives at risk then, and Reps are doing it now. Sucks when you are proven to be hypocrites, doesn't it?
#9 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Considering the three-week separation, the true context reveals your comparison to be more in tune with apples to bathtubs.

Which is not doing you any favors.

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-06 02:06 PM | Reply

So, covid was known in America in Januaryish. Yet Dems held all their primaries.

Many people were calling for those to be canceled too. Do previous bad decisions excuse current ones?

Should people go congregate and vote tomorrow or not? Simple question.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-06 03:21 PM | Reply

This is a good counterpoint to the article posted earlier this week. I'd love to see all the people who were bashing Governor Evers there come to this thread to express that they were wrong. The Governor doesn't even have the power to move the date of the election.
#3 | POSTED BY DYLANFAN

I said in the other post you referenced that Evers should delay and let the GOP challenge him if they want to own forcing the date. That is exactly what has happened today.

"Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered a suspension of his state's primary election"
"n a joint statement, state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, both Republicans, said they were challenging Evers' executive order in the Wisconsin Supreme Court"

www.cnn.com

The state GOP owns it now. They could have held a vote to delay the election or they could just let the Governor's order stand without challenge.

#18 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-06 04:06 PM | Reply

Evers told everyone to vote absentee when he issued the stay at home order. There won't be enough poll workers tomorrow so there is no choice except to delay.

#19 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-06 04:28 PM | Reply

Now Evers has moved the election to June and the Supreme court has shut him down. I wouldn't want to be a poll worker.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-06 06:04 PM | Reply

What a cluster***k.

No doubt the voting rights warriors will take to heart the federal trial court's invitation at footnote 3 of his order.

3 The court will reserve on the question as to whether the actual voter turnout, ability to vote on election day or overall conduct of the election and counting votes timely has undermined citizens' right to vote.
www.democracydocket.com

#21 | Posted by et_al at 2020-04-06 07:13 PM | Reply

Supreme Court reverses Wisconsin trial court's order on absentee ballot extension.

In some ways, it is unsurprising that the Court divided 5-4 (conservative/Republican Justices against liberal/Democratic Justices) on a question whether the emergency created by COVID-19 and the dangers of in-person voting justified a district court order to extend the receipt of absentee ballots from April 7 to April 13 (only ballots postmarked by April 7 will be counted).
electionlawblog.org

#22 | Posted by et_al at 2020-04-06 09:06 PM | Reply

Wisconsin's Supreme Court sided a few hours ago, 4-2 with the GOP controlled legislature that the Governor lacks the authority to delay the election. How many people will be infected as they stand for hours in line to vote?

#23 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2020-04-06 11:15 PM | Reply

Here's trumps path to victory in November.

This country is over.

#24 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-04-06 11:16 PM | Reply

voting rights warriors

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Is it?

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-07 07:16 AM | Reply

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