Neil Albrecht, model public servant and exec. dir. of Milwaukee's Election Commission - -
- - has the quote of the day:
"We have moved forward with an election, but we have not moved forward with democracy in the state of Wisconsin," he said.This is what he's talking about, as The Washington Post held up Wisconsin as the poster state for a sad, stupid state of affairs:
Long lines, anger and fear of infection: Wisconsin proceeds with elections under court order
Hundreds of voters stood in lines that stretched for blocks in several Wisconsin cities Tuesday to cast their ballots amid fears of the coronavirus, a chaotic start to elections in a state that went forward only after last-minute legal battles.
The scenes at the polls in Milwaukee — which was able to open only five polling locations, down from 180 — underscored the nearly 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.