That is proper.
Lisa, what makes Wisconsin very distinctive is that it is likely one of the only a few states to nonetheless be holding a main right here in the course of the pandemic. So many states, 15 different states, have postponed their primaries.
What’s totally different about Wisconsin, although, is, it isn’t only a presidential main. It is also a municipal and statewide Election Day. It is truly within the regulation that Wisconsin has elections on this Tuesday in April.
And so, so as to change the regulation, it must undergo the legislative course of. Properly, guess what? There is a Democratic governor and a Republican legislature. And as you in all probability know, Wisconsin has had lengthy historical past of fights between the legislature and the governor
And on this case, they might not agree on methods to maintain the elections safely. And the governor this morning stated, nicely, fantastic, we’re simply not going to have an election. I am closing down all in-person voting.
The legislature stated, we do not assume so, we will enchantment this. And the courts got here out simply very not too long ago, inside the previous couple of minutes, to say, no, the election will go on.
So there will probably be polling locations open, although only a few, Lisa, in a metropolis — within the metropolis of Milwaukee, there are solely 5 precincts that — or — I am sorry — 5 polling locations which are open to deal with this.
Now, they’ve had plenty of vote by mail. There are plenty of ballots which have already gone out, however there’s nonetheless an incredible quantity of confusion for voters in Wisconsin.
Simply in a short time, I believe we have to perceive what that is going to inform us, if something, for what this might imply for November. The primary is Wisconsin goes to be doubtlessly a preview of what different states, particularly states with divided legislatures or a Democratic — a governor of 1 social gathering and the legislature of one other, is perhaps coping with when having to attempt to change voting legal guidelines in a short time.
Democrats need to see extra voting by mail. Republicans say that is rife with fraud.
And the second is, in a state like Wisconsin, the place vote by mail is already very rare, solely 5 p.c of votes turned of their ballots by mail in 2016, attempting to get to a 100 p.c vote by mail, even when it is in November, goes to be structurally very difficult for the clerks and all the oldsters who’re answerable for placing these elections collectively.