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It: the American Maggot from Outer Space. Who is doing this Reality Show?

Benny

jcitybone

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/lawsuits-aim-to-ease-rules-limiting-wisconsin-college-voters/article_adae13d2-ede1-5894-824d-27d2e185dc4e.html

As German learned, for students living away from home, Wisconsin is one of the most difficult states in which to vote. Student IDs issued by state colleges and universities in Wisconsin are not sufficient for voting, requiring students to go through additional hoops if they wish to vote using their college address.

Wisconsin’s roughly 340,000 college students make up 6.9% of the eligible voting population, according to the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. That is a critical bloc in a state in which candidates, including Donald Trump, have won by about 1 percentage point.

The institute found that in 2018, Wisconsin counties with college students went heavily for Democrat Tony Evers, while those without college students favored incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who lost by just over 1 percentage point.

Students who do not vote are “invisible” to policy makers, said institute director Nancy L. Thomas. But if they vote, students can be powerful, she said.

“Young people are now the biggest demographic group, bigger than the ‘boomers,’” Thomas said, “and large enough to shape policy for decades.”

Experiences like German’s are why Common Cause Wisconsin, the state’s largest nonpartisan political reform organization, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The lawsuit is one of three pending federal challenges to voting ID requirements for Wisconsin college students. The Common Cause suit alleges these requirements violate the constitutional requirement that laws be equally applied.

Don midwest
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Don midwest
Don midwest

entire country of Germany effected by meat processing plant

German coronavirus outbreak at abattoir infects more than 1,000

what if American based plants responded like this

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – More than 1,000 employees at German meat processing firm Toennies have tested positive for coronavirus, prompting local health authorities to order all 6,500 employees and their families to go into quarantine.

The localised lockdown is a setback for Germany’s reopening strategy. Chancellor Angela Merkel had favoured maintaining lockdown discipline for longer, but eased restrictions following pressure from regional premiers.

Even though its management of the coronavirus crisis has been among the most successful in Europe, Germany has seen repeated outbreaks in slaughterhouses, whose employees are often migrants living in crowded company-provided accommodation.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, the meat company’s proprietor, Clemens Toennies, said the outbreak presented an “existential crisis” for his firm, which has suspended operations as authorities seek to control the outbreak.

“As a company we thought we had done everything right,” Toennies said, adding that his firm had struggled to collect the personal data of employees and contractors so that authorities could trace the outbreak

The USA is in for more and more problems as numbers rise of cases

The bad policy and implementation have continued to put the entire country at risk, and the rise around the world puts everyone at risk

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