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Wisconsin mayors push for primary election postponement amid coronavirus outbreak

Added 04-06-20 03:29:02am EST - “Nine mayors from some of Wisconsin's most influential cities on Sunday called on the state to postpone the primary election scheduled for Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.” - Foxnews.com

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2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden weighs in on the state of the Wisconsin primary during virtual briefing.

Nine mayors from some of Wisconsin’s most influential cities on Sunday called on the state to postpone the primary election scheduled for Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The state is under a stay-at-home order and the mayors claim that the decision puts “hundreds of thousands of citizens at risk,” Reuters reported.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has called for a special session of his state’s legislature to overhaul Tuesday’s scheduled primary -- by allowing for an all-mail election, sending absentee ballots to every registered voter and pushing the deadline back until May 26 for ballots to be sent back.

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