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This Is What It Looks Like When Republicans Use a Pandemic to Disenfranchise Voters

This Is What It Looks Like When Republicans Use a Pandemic to Disenfranchise VotersOn Monday, Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Supreme Court struck down an emergency order from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to suspend in-person voting for Tuesday’s elections, as several states have already done, due to the coronavirus. Later, with just hours to go before polls opened in the state, the US Supreme Court dealt another blow to voting rights in the state when it reversed a lower court’s decision to extend the deadline to return absentee ballots because of the crisis.  Those eleventh-hour rulings, which will effectively disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters, came as the number of voting locations had already been significantly reduced out of concerns about exposure to the virus. In Milwaukee—the state’s largest city, with a population of 600,000 people—just five out of an original 180 polling places were set to open for Tuesday’s elections. The state’s national guard…


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Minnesota Judicial Branch calls criticism of court record access ‘outrageous’

Minnesota Judicial Branch calls criticism of court record access ‘outrageous’Monday, the Minnesota Judicial Branch responded to criticism by a group of private defense attorneys who claimed last week they do not have equal remote computer access as their government counterparts, public defenders and prosecutors ….. Read More.KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN – General News | U.S. & National NewsMon, April 6, 202018 hours ago



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Wisconsin primary must proceed on Tuesday, court rules

Wisconsin primary must proceed on Tuesday, court rulesVoters in Wisconsin are likely to face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsMon, April 6, 202019 hours ago


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