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Pressure mounts on Evers to delay Wisconsin spring election

Posted: 12:40 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 13:40:39-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Civil and voting rights groups are urging Gov. Tony Evers to change his mind and postpone Wisconsin's spring election as the coronavirus continues to spread.

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 said during a conference call with reporters Monday that allowing the election to go on as scheduled will expose thousands of voters to the virus.

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

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