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Wisconsin has helped make a similar dynamic play out at the national level. After Trump narrowly secured the White House in 2016 with the help of the state’s electoral college votes, he made two appointments to the US Supreme Court which maintained its conservative tilt. Under Trump, the high court has regularly permitted GOP efforts to make it harder to vote, both in Wisconsin and nationally, by upholding voter ID laws, gutting the Voting Rights Act, allowing voter purging, and refusing to ban extreme partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices further aided Wisconsin Republicans by overruling a lower federal court’s ruling that would have extended the state’s window for returning absentee ballots amid the pandemic. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent, the move would lead to the “massive disenfranchisement” of “tens of thousands of voters.”
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Wisconsin voted Tuesday in the midst of a pandemic that shuttered polling places and funneled voters into long lines and highly trafficked polling stations. In Milwaukee, which normally has 180 polling places, only five opened their doors.
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As the US climbed to more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths on Monday state health officials grappled with its disproportionate impact on black Americans. The disparity is especially stark in cities like New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit, where high concentrations of African Americans live.