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https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/04/01/wisconsin-dems-support-postponing-spring-elections-160318

The Wisconsin Democratic Party has called for postponing Tuesday’s presidential primary and other elections in the state amid the coronavirus outbreak, splitting with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

“The Democratic Party of Wisconsin endorses the call by civil rights groups and mayors across Wisconsin to postpone our April 7 election and remove barriers to safe voting by mail,” Ben Wikler, the party chair, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Additionally, a lawyer representing both the Wisconsin state party and the Democratic National Committee said during a court hearing Wednesday that both groups would support pushing back the election during the public health crisis, if the court decides to do so.

The coronavirus has upended one of the only presidential elections still scheduled to take place in April, leading to a shortage of poll workers and concerns about voting in person. U.S. District Judge William Conley heard a consolidated lawsuit from several different groups seeking coronavirus-related changes to Wisconsin’s upcoming vote, from postponing the election to loosening requirements around absentee balloting.

Evers and other elected leaders in the state have balked at postponing Wisconsin’s presidential primary, which is happening at the same time as major state and local general elections, even as Evers asked the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for the entire state over coronavirus.

The DNC and the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s lawyer argued primarily about absentee requirements.

Conley seemed hesitant to postpone the election, in part because he thought it might be beyond his jurisdiction. “I don’t know if that’s my place,” Conley said during his questioning of Meagan Wolfe, the administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

But Conley noted that he personally did not believe it was a good idea to hold the election. “The state of Wisconsin is ignoring that [public health] data and endangering its population,” the judge said at one point.

Conley seemed much more willing to entertain extending the absentee ballot postmark deadline. He said he would issue an order as soon as possible.

polarbear4

Great news that he can extend the deadline himself!

jcitybone

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sanders-Schumer-call-for-Labor-Dept-to-hasten-unemployment-benefits-569293841.html

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden are urging the Labor Department to do “everything possible” to expedite unemployment benefits.

The senators wrote a letter detailing the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and asking how the department plans to assist the 3.3 million Americans who filed for unemployment last week.

They say they want answers from the Labor Department before April 3.

jcitybone

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Senators-warn-airlines-refunds-15169687.php

Now that the U.S. airline industry has secured tens of billions of dollars in financial relief from the federal government, nine U.S. Senators, including California’s Kamala Harris and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders – have sent major carriers a letter warning them to provide full cash refunds to customers when flights are canceled, instead of offering them vouchers or credits good for future travel.

They also criticized airlines for gouging U.S. citizens desperate to return home from overseas by charging them exorbitant fares during the coronavirus crisis

Senators who signed the letter include Edward Markey (Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Chris Murphy (Conn.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Bob Casey (Penn.).

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orlbucfan

Ireland just nationalized its national healthcare system cos the c-virus pandemic. This country????? Har, har, har, mebbe when hell freezes over! (snort)

orlbucfan

T and R, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 wi61: FL will always be way ahead of WI when it comes to entrenched political corruption/bible belt stupidity. The fat orange moron groupie DeSantis finally issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

wi61

The way its going here, that phrase Objects are closer than they appear to be applies :). Walker destroyed a lot of evidence while he was in office to keep him out of jail, then the WSSC ruled in his favor a lot. Bible belt mentality up here– I attend off and on much to the Mrs chagrin, its the only place I go where i’m still young… these ole boomers leave religion at the door when they leave as they’ll vote for trumpcorp or Byedone both with sexual assaults’ against them and it doesn’t bother their religious morals one bit. My sister in law is a prime example she goes “men do that all the time”

polarbear4

I honestly did not realize how powerful Media is until this year. Years and years of having consumer ideals repeated over and over have rotted our brains.

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