April 8, 2020

Brennan Center For Justice: Gerrymandering Meets the Coronavirus in Wisconsin


By Michael Li

Brennan Center For Justice

Gerrymandering has real-world policy consequences, but rarely have those been as frighteningly illustrated than with what has played out in Wisconsin the past several days.

With the coronavirus ravaging the state, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers asked lawmakers last Friday to switch the state’s April elections to an all-mail election, warning that in-person voting in the middle of a pandemic would be “a very unnecessary public health risk.” Others called for postponement of the election from April to June, and election officials around the state reported difficulties recruiting enough poll workers to safely run an election.

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