Wisconsin voted during a pandemic. The world watched. — 4/8/20

A roundup of top news and information about Wisconsin’s response to the coronavirus

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To say almost anything about Wisconsin’s pandemic-era election would be an understatement. So we will let our coverage, and the top stories from our indefatigable media partners, speak for itself. The election is far from over, particularly since a court order says results cannot be released until 4 p.m. Monday.

Top stories

Steve Apps / Wisconsin State Journal

Shanon Hankin, cleans a voting booth after it was used for voting Tuesday at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center in Madison.

Return to sender: Post office investigates Wisconsin absentee ballots that were never mailedWisconsin Watch/WPR/WisContext

Wisconsin’s pandemic election: Long waits, face masks as voters go to polls Wisconsin Watch/ The Cap Times

Their Wisconsin ballots never arrived. So they risked a pandemic. Or stayed home.Wisconsin Watch 

Portraits of a pandemic: Milwaukee voters go to the pollsWisconsin Watch

Braving the ballot box: Here’s what Milwaukee residents, political organizers say about voting during the coronavirusMilwaukee Neighborhood News 

Vos explains wearing full PPE at polls, Tuesday video received national attentionJournal Times 

Wisconsin now waits for the spring election results — and then the lawsuitsWisconsin State Journal

Asian Americans grow fearful of xenophobic attacks, especially in small communitiesAppleton Post-Crescent

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Government updates

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Gov. Tony Evers’ office

U.S. Centers and Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization 

Live updates 

Live blog from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today-Wisconsin reporters 

Photos from the Wisconsin State Journal show how the virus affects Wisconsin

Live blog from Wisconsin Public Radio reporters. 


From Rick Hasen, a professor specializing in election law at the University of California-Irvine’s School of Law:


Stats to note

From our partners at WisContext:

Resilient Wisconsin

People helping others and showing resilience during this time of anxiety. Send suggestions by tagging us on social media — @wisconsinwatch — or emailing us: tips@wisconsinwatchmediapartners.wpcomstaging.com.

Appleton coronavirus help: Lawrence University donates protective equipment to city health care workers, first responders Appleton Post-Crescent 

Dan Simmons, a writer in Milwaukee, tweeted:

From Wisconsin State Journal photographer John Hart:

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Dr. Matt Nolan shares an “air hug” with his son Condict, 3, outside of the family’s home in Madison, Wis. as his wife, Dr. Maggie Nolan, holds their son Arthur, 1, with Charlotte, 6, nearby. Matt Nolan is on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, working as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in a hospital intensive care unit that is seeing more COVID-19 patients. Out of caution, he has limited contact with the children. “There’s always this concern that, despite doing all the right things, you still could have contaminated yourself in some way,” Matt said. Maggie Nolan, a resident in UW-Madison’s preventive medicine program, is also playing a role in fighting the pandemic. She is part of a team that plans to advise the state on how to allocate ventilators and other critical care resources if there aren’t enough to go around amid a potential surge of COVID-19 patients. Photo by staff photographer @johnhartphotography Full story at link in bio.⁠ .⁠ #madisonwi #uwmadison #uwhealth #wistatejournal #covid19 #covid19wisconsin #coronavirus #healthcare #pandemic #family #distancing #socialdistancing #airhug #wilife

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