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Let the counting begin. Following nearly a week of chatter about Wisconsinites who could not vote on April 7, clerks on Monday began tallying the votes successfully cast during the chaos. The clerks started at 4 p.m., a time stipulated by a court order. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is tracking live election results, offering handy maps and charts.
We also highlight a story of resilience from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, published in collaboration with Wisconsin Watch. Bridget Fogarty reports on how Milwaukee’s grassroots groups mobilized to try to keep residents safe during in-person voting.
‘We expect, encounter and survive in crisis situations all the time’: How Milwaukee grassroots leaders mobilized to help voters on Election Day — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
‘Voter suppression at its finest’: Wisconsin citizens say missing ballots kept them from being counted in election — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dumped milk, smashed eggs, plowed vegetables: food waste of the pandemic — The New York Times
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Simpson Street Free Press continues publishing amid COVID-19 school closures — Wisconsin State Journal
Donations for meals are helping hospital workers and keeping restaurants going — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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