Thurs 4/9: Why the GOP was willing to risk the lives of Wisconsin’s voters.

Costs here and here.

Action – Support Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act of 2020 (HR.6202)(S 3440)

Wisconsin’s GOP-dominated state legislature and court system, backed by Trump’s Supreme Court, overrode Democratic governor Tony Evans’ request for a delay and forced their citizens to stand for hours in the cold and risk contracting a ferocious disease, in order to exercise their right to vote. That many did, makes one proud. That they had to so is horrifying.

There ought to be a law to stop partisan endangerment of voters during dangerous events and here it is – HR 6202/S3440Support Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act.

The bill requires each state and jurisdiction to create a transparent plan for running their federal elections if a significant number of voters or poll workers are quarantined due to COVID-19. Voters would be allowed to submit online requests for absentee ballots and vote in federal elections by mail, and extend vote-by-mail deadlines if postal service is disrupted as a result of COVID-19. Continue reading “Thurs 4/9: Why the GOP was willing to risk the lives of Wisconsin’s voters.”