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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:39 AM

 

Long lines form in Milwaukee as Wisconsin elections proceed under court order

Hundreds of voters stood in lines that stretched for blocks in Milwaukee early Tuesday morning to cast their ballots amid warnings about the spread of the coronavirus, a chaotic start to Wisconsin elections that went forward only after a last-minute legal battle.

Morning scenes at the polls across the city, which was able to open only five polling locations, down from 180 underscored the near-unprecedented challenge facing election administrators one day after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers sought to suspend in-person voting in light of the covid-19 pandemic, an order that was quickly reversed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

The decision was a victory for the stateís GOP-controlled legislature, which had declined to postpone the election and filed a legal challenge to Eversís order, arguing it exceeded the governorís constitutional authority.

Seething anger mixed with resolve at the end of the line of voters that stretched to about 400 people waiting outside Milwaukeeís Riverside University High School, which stretched for many blocks and snaked into nearby Riverside Park.

Rosie Redmon, 79, sat in her wheelchair at the front of the line. She arrived with her son and daughter-in-law at 5:45 a.m., knowing the polling location would be packed. ďWe decided to risk our lives to come vote,Ē said Ellie Bradish, 40. ďI feel like Iím voting for my neighbors ...Ē

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Reply Long lines form in Milwaukee as Wisconsin elections proceed under court order (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 2020 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 #1
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #4
elocs Apr 2020 #16
at140 Apr 2020 #26
Turin_C3PO Apr 2020 #2
Jimbo S Apr 2020 #3
Turin_C3PO Apr 2020 #5
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #6
Jimbo S Apr 2020 #7
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #11
Akakoji Apr 2020 #19
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #36
at140 Apr 2020 #27
chowder66 Apr 2020 #31
Bengus81 Apr 2020 #34
at140 Apr 2020 #37
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 2020 #17
elocs Apr 2020 #18
Hortensis Apr 2020 #28
ancianita Apr 2020 #8
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #13
sweetloukillbot Apr 2020 #14
ancianita Apr 2020 #20
sweetloukillbot Apr 2020 #22
ancianita Apr 2020 #23
Hortensis Apr 2020 #30
onetexan Apr 2020 #9
OrlandoDem2 Apr 2020 #10
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2020 #24
question everything Apr 2020 #12
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 2020 #15
Tetrachloride Apr 2020 #29
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 2020 #32
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 2020 #21
BidenBacker Apr 2020 #25
Cha Apr 2020 #33
Peacetrain Apr 2020 #35

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:41 AM

1. A voter just sent me this video of the line outside a polling location at Riverside HS in Milwaukee.

 

Hat tip, commenter gaycuckhubby at Joe.My.God:

A voter just sent me this video of the line outside a polling location at Riverside High School in Milwaukee


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:45 AM

4. OMG!

 

Deeply impressed with their patriotism and their adherence to social distancing and mask guidelines. May they all be well.
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Response to elocs (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:10 PM

26. This morning at grocery store was not good

 

There was no social distancing at all. Same at Walmart, Aldi. But my daughter in Redwood city tells me she goes to Trader Joe's and they only let in 1 person when another comes out.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:43 AM

2. Only five polling places in Milwaukee?

 

Wtf is that about? Republican voter suppression?
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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:45 AM

3. Not enough poll workers

 

Too many people not willing to expose themselves working the polls. Normally 180, down to five today. My City of Waukesha (pop. 75K) has exactly ONE. And it's a red county.

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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:48 AM

5. We're going to have problems

 

in November if this situation stays as it is. We canít win Wisconsin without good voter turnout in Milwaukee.
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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:50 AM

6. Everyone must demand

 

Vote by mail. Start NOW - donít wait.
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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

7. That was the problem

 

Governor Evers waited too long to ask people to vote by mail.
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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:58 AM

11. Yes...

 

I think most states have some sort of vote by mail provisions. In those states we need to agitate to get voters to fill out forms NOW. In other states - we need to agitate to allow absentee/mail voting and early voting along with extending the voting window.

If we wait - we lose.
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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:15 PM

19. Many states still require a validated reason for an absentee ballot

 

In New York State I needed to have another doctor write one for me! The issue needs to be addressed nationally. The current usurper in The White House has made clear why he opposes that vigorously. We really need to attack these problems state by state, creating activists in every zip code. We might actually take back a few more Senate seats and state legislatures that way. Alas, Democrats just donít seem to take their daily responsibility to learn about - thatís key - and interact with government at every level as much as Republicans do. To them itís typically as a transactional event, or a form of social bonding.
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Response to Akakoji (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:09 PM

36. Yeah - time to agitate against this paternal bullshit.

 

Start today and push back against current restrictions. I live in Idaho for godís sake. A redder State you will not find. But we have one form that can be filled out each year to have ballots delivered to your mailbox and returned the same way.

I hope that with enough pushback - rules can and will be changed.
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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:12 PM

27. No vote by mail please, I never have enough stamps on hand

 

and don't want to go to post-office to buy 50 cent stamps. How about voting on line?
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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:34 PM

31. You can order stamps from the post office to deliver to you. In CA postage is paid on ballots. nt

 

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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:51 PM

34. Huh...the return envelope isn't Business reply mail?

 

Just got mine in the mail yesterday for Kansas and I don't have to put any return postage on it. Those were printed so long ago that Warren and Gabbert are still both on it.
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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:39 PM

37. It was not in state of Washington!

 

I voted there for a dozen years, all voting is by mail, but have to use own stamp or you could drive to a drop off box downtown area in Marysville.
Now I moved to Florida 4 years so things could have changed in WA.

If I can file taxes on-line, which requires lot more security, why not assign each voter a password and that way we can all vote from the comfort of home, on-line.
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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:15 PM

17. WHERE WERE THE NATL GUARD DEPLOYED????? IF not here, WHERE????

 

They were supposed to replace the poll workers not able to come.
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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:14 PM

28. Interesting, but those lines suggest something else about

 

poll worker availability. It's NOT going to be all about people unwilling to expose themselves. These days when I see effective vote suppression, I assume deliberate Republican vote suppression. Of course.

Go, Dem voters!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

8. Just a visual... they look determined.

 

At the 00:18 mark

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:00 PM

13. I see some places are putting cones out

 

Spaced 6í apart. Being herd animals, people automatically fall into line stoping at a marker. Thatís damn smart! Itís not too late to establish this at polling places now!
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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:04 PM

14. They're willing to put their life on the line for democracy

 

Unfortunately they're also putting other peoples' lives on the line.
I hope they remember this clusterfuck was caused by Republicans trying to maintain their Supreme Court advantage.
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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:16 PM

20. Someone should hold that message up on signs outside each of the 5 polling locations.

 

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Response to ancianita (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:21 PM

22. at a 60' distance to avoid electioneering.

 

Maybe just a series of Burma-Shave type signs along the queue.
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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:50 PM

23. That Burma Shave signing idea is even better.

 

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:24 PM

30. :) Think of this as our version of demonstrations for democracy.

 

We already have the vote, though, and I am so proud of all those who came to elect Democrats and kick the Republican asses right back.

Congressman John Lewis needn't have worried, but he would have been speaking out anyway for every last vote he could get out.

ďIf we fail to vote, we donít count. I just hope that, in spite of whatever is going on now, people will not be afraid to come out and vote. We have to vote.Ē

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:55 AM

9. Thank you Ms. Rosie for your vote

 

I would risk my life as well to be able to exercise my right &my voice in a free & democratic election.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:57 AM

10. Remember Merrick Garland! Had Hillary won we wouldn't be in the position.

 

Brett Kavanaugh was the deciding vote.

We should have a 5-4 majority!

Thanks, Bernie Bros, for not turning out for Hillary in 2016. Idiots!
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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:57 PM

24. Yes, the Bros, but also the vaunted "youth" vote. Plus millions of 'Why should I bother, they're all

 

really the same' lazy-assed, uninformed citizens.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:59 AM

12. Can we hope that the same blue wave that took over the governorship

 

will also flip, or significantly decrease the Republican majority in the House?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:13 PM

15. SO WHERE WERE THE NATL GUARD DEPLOYED -ffs, I thought we had a

 

fix for the elderly poll workers not able to come and the polling places in danger of being shut down.

REALLY PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:16 PM

29. 2500 guardsmen appears to be not enough

 

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:55 PM

32. Well, OK, get more, and if thats not enough then its job of feds to ensure that elections take place

 

as is our consitutional right. call in the international observers too.

what am I missing.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:18 PM

21. OF COURSE Im p***ed at RW suppression. But ffs, where's Barrett, where's

 

Evers? Where's the National Guard?
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:03 PM

25. Wisconsin making me damn proud

 

Tomorrow's headline...

"Wisconsin Democrats Risk Death to Vote in Primary"

Now somebody tell me again about the "lack of enthusiasm" in the Democratic Party.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:35 PM

33. you're Appreciated Rosie Redmon and Familly..

 

and so many others like you. Voting in spite of the dangerous risks.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:53 PM

35. Thank you Wisconsin.. thank your Rosie Redmon.. you are my heroes..

 

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