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Evers considering making spring election mail-only

Updated: 3:51 p.m. on March 23, 2020 

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he's evaluating whether to allow people to vote exclusively by mail in Wisconsin's spring election amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Evers has so far resisted calls to postpone the April 7 election, saying he wants people to vote by absentee ballot rather than travel to the polls.

He told reporters during a conference call Monday that he's evaluating whether to conduct the election completely by mail-in absentee ballots.

The election includes a presidential primary, a state Supreme Court race and hundreds of local contests. 

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Published: 10:54 a.m. on March 23, 2020 

Pressure mounts on Evers to delay Wisconsin spring election

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Pressure on Gov. Tony Evers to postpone Wisconsin's spring election is mounting due to the threat of the coronavirus.

Civil rights and voting rights groups are planning a conference call with reporters on Monday to demand that Evers issue an emergency order delaying the April 7 election.

The groups include the League of Women Voters, the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.

Nearly 400 people in Wisconsin had tested positive for the disease as of Sunday. Five state residents have died from it.

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