Primary election underway in US despite coronavirus outbreak

Despite over 300,000 coronavirus infections in the United States, primary election in Wisconsin went ahead with in-person voting.

Primary election underway in US despite coronavirus outbreak lailasnews

Deciding not to follow the lead of other states that postponed elections with in-person voting, Wisconsin held its primary election despite the threat of residents contracting the highly contagious virus while waiting in line.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers repeatedly attempted to delay the state’s elections, citing fears that in-person voting could bolster the spread of the coronavirus. But Wisconsin Republicans and the state’s Supreme Court, which is controlled by conservatives, rebuffed Evers. Republicans also fought off the governor’s efforts to mail ballots to every voter and allow ballots to be counted beyond the original April 7 election date.

Among those on the primary ballot include Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as general elections for the state Supreme Court.

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