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Wisconsin officials push absentee voting in virus shutdown

Wisconsin officials push absentee voting in virus shutdown Photo: KSTP-TV.

The Associated Press
Created: March 16, 2020 12:24 PM

Wisconsin election officials and political party leaders are pushing people to vote in next month's presidential primary via absentee ballot in hopes of slowing spread of the new coronavirus.

No one is talking about postponing the election but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday issued new recommendations to limit public gatherings, raising questions about safety at the polls.

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