2020-04-08 11:09:04

Wisconsin Republicans are Letting People Die In Order to Hold Power

Lines stretching city blocks, hours-long waits and polling officials in hazmat suits. That's the scene voters in Wisconsin encountered as they braved the polls Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the growing outcry about the risks to public health and safety that in-person voting would pose, on Monday the state Supreme Court blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers's ruling to delay the election until June.

At least 92 people in Wisconsin have died from exposure to COVID-19. In Milwaukee — the most diverse city in Wisconsin — the number of polling stations went from 180 to five.

Democracy Now! speaks with Jesse Wegman, a longtime journalist and a member of The New York Times editorial board.

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