Letter to the editor: Why couldn’t the election have been delayed?

By CLIFFORD PETERSON | Cashton

I have never seen the Wisconsin politicians show such disregard for the public health and welfare of the Wisconsin citizens.

In the middle of the Covid-19 crisis, why is it so important that you put the health and welfare of the Wisconsin poll workers and the Wisconsin general public at risk of getting and/or spreading this virus?

The State of Wisconsin is under a stay at home order, but apparently not for the 2020 spring election!

What is so important on this election that it could not be delayed until the peak of the Covid-19 problem is on the downswing?

Then you add the fact that the number of polling places in the larger cities is reduced, so you cause the polling places that are open to be even more crowded and congested.

If this election is so important to the Madison politicians, why didn’t they volunteer to come and man the election polls?

I hope no one gets this virus from working at the polls or going to the polls to vote, but if someone did get the virus, I think a Madison politician should have to take care of them.

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