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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says election process in Burlington is going smoothly

Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 21:05:25-04

BURLINGTON — At the Department of Public Works building in Burlington, a steady stream of cars made their way into the building for a drive-through style voting process. Each person held their ID up against their car window, and a volunteer staff member brought them their ballot.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos volunteered as an election inspector. He said the process in Burlington was going smoothly.

"I am very confident people are going to look back at this election and say while it wasn't as easy as a normal election was, it went off as well as it possibly could knowing the challenges we had with the virus," said Vos.

However, in some cities, that was not the case. In Milwaukee, people waited in long lines, some for up to two hours to cast their ballot. Typically in Milwaukee, there are 180 polling locations, but due to a lack of volunteers, that number was cut down to five.

"Sounds like all across Racine County, they are having no real issues. The City of Milwaukee chose to take a different path. They chose to only have a few polling locations sites open, and in many ways, it looks like they didn't prepare as adequately as the people that are here did to make sure they did whatever is possible to avoid those long lines. I'm sorry for the people who have to deal with that. They should talk to the Mayor and Common Council and ask why they made those decisions because other people made different decisions and getting a much different result," said Vos.

When Vos was asked about if people were being forced to compromise their health for a due process, he said there is no evidence postponing the election to June would have been safer.

"When Governor Evers said that early in his press conferences, I was 100% in agreement," said Vos.

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