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Wisconsin Republicans tried to stifle a plan for poll workers to collect absentee ballots in parks across Madison

  • Poll workers in Madison, Wisconsin, are expected to appear at more than 200 different locations over the weekend to allow residents the opportunity to register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, and turn in their ballots, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported.
  • Republicans in the state have opposed the “Democracy in the Park” event because of a restriction on in-person voting until October 20 and have suggested the event would not properly protect the ballots.
  • Madison city officials said they planned to go ahead with the event as ballots would be safe and protected. They added that since ballots would not be distributed, it wouldn’t be in violation of state law.
  • Wisconsin is seen as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential election, going to Trump in 2016 after Obama won in 2008 and 2012.
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City officials in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday planned to push ahead with an event titled “Democracy in the Park,” which will allow, among other things, residents to fill out and turn in their absentee ballots, despite Republican objections to the event.

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