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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.
Return to sender: Post office investigates Wisconsin absentee ballots that were never mailed —Wisconsin Watch/WPR/WisContext
Wisconsin’s pandemic election: Long waits, face masks as voters go to polls — Wisconsin Watch/ The Cap Times
Portraits of a pandemic: Milwaukee voters go to the polls — Wisconsin Watch
Wisconsin now waits for the spring election results — and then the lawsuits — Wisconsin State Journal
Asian Americans grow fearful of xenophobic attacks, especially in small communities — Appleton Post-Crescent
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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:
I remember looking at pictures of voters queued up to vote with face masks during the 1918 flu pandemic and thinking how otherworldly they were.— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) April 8, 2020
And now we are back again. https://t.co/s5a4nd3A44
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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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