In an op-ed publicized Thursday, two officials from the Republican State Leadership Committee argued that Democrats attempted to take advantage of the coronavirus eruption to “change the rules” of the Wisconsin election time weeks before the voting.
The Democrats’ lawsuit “was filed less than three weeks before Election Day, forcing judges to make decisions about things they don’t certainly know much about- such as administering elections in a fair and ensuring demeanour, RSLC president Austin Chambers and judicial fairness official Andrew Wynne wrote in The Hill. “Wisconsin voters were left confused by the law whiplash.”
Following the election, at least 23 people who voted in person or succeeded at the referendums tested positive for COVID-1 9, but many of them too reported other potential exposure places besides the holding of elections where their illnes have had an opportunity to arose, district Department of Health Assistance spokesperson Jennifer Miller told the State Journal.
However, a prof of local populations health sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison claimed that the researchers’ obtains didn’t appear to take into account the impact of the governor’s stay-at-home dictate, which was issued March 25.
The shutdown of social and business activities was likely the primary reason why the state’s infection rate didn’t rise after the election, Professor Thomas Oliver told the State Journal.
The newspaper identified health researchers as Dr. Bruce Berry, an internal medicine doctor at Froedtert Hospital near Milwaukee; his son, Dr. Andrew Berry, a gastroenterologist in South Miami, Fla; and Madhuri Mulekar, a prof of mathematics and statistics at the University of South Alabama.
About 450,000 Wisconsin voters took part in in-person voting April 7 with another 1.1 million voters bow absentee ballots, the newspaper reported.
Final results of the election were delayed by nearly a week because the Supreme court designated a deadline of April 13 for absentee ballots postmarked by April 7 received a total. Former Vice President Joe Biden eventually won the Democratic contest , not long after his last-place major rival, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt ., discontinued his own candidacy and endorsed Biden.