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From left Katherine Katsekes, and Diane Scott, both paid volunteers, help sort absentee ballots by ward to be opened on election day at Brookfield City Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Many area communities are having a steady stream of residents voting early as concerns about the coronavirus raise questions about the upcoming April 7 election. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

Apr. 2, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday's election for absentee voting. U.S. District Judge William Conley's order essentially extends the election...

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Biden for President via AP)

Biden wants to talk to Trump about lessons from past crises

Apr. 2, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Thursday that he wants to speak with President Donald Trump in the hope that the president can “learn some lessons” from the Obama administration on how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. “We’ve been through this in a slightly different way...

In this March 27, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to her office after signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. Pelosi says that seems about right. Sounds like the prelude to a bipartisan deal. Except that when it comes to trying to upgrade the country's road, rail, water and broadband systems, Washington frequently veers off the tracks — usually over the bill's contents and how to pay for it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Record jobless claims but Dems, GOP divide over rescue bill

Apr. 2, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh data on Thursday that detailed a record avalanche of unemployment claims offered no signs of easing the rift between Democrats and Republicans over the need for new legislation financing infrastructure and other job-creation programs. With the coronavirus barreling across the...

Federal judge refuses to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but extends absentee voting window

Apr. 2, 2020 4:25 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal judge refuses to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary but extends absentee voting window.
FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

Apr. 2, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them more time to rally behind a nominee and...

The Latest: Wisconsin COVID-19 cases grow to 1,730

Apr. 2, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 1:40 p.m The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin has cracked 1,700 while 31 people have died, the state Department of Health Services reported Thursday. There have also been 461 people hospitalized to...

'The spirit of democracy' Exhibit explores American voting

Apr. 1, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Louisville civil rights leader Mattie Jones attempted to vote in an election in Mississippi in the 1950s, she had to pay a poll tax, pass a literacy test and sing the Star-Spangled Banner. When she sang the national anthem off-key, Jones was denied the right to vote. More than...

Kemp says he can't delay vote; Raffensperger hints he might

Apr. 1, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says he doesn't believe he has the power to order a delay in Georgia's May 19 party primary elections under the current state of emergency. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger at first reiterated his position Wednesday that he doesn't have the power to further delay the...

Waukesha settles on one polling place for in-person voting for Election Day due to the coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Waukesha. Waukesha city officials announced Monday all voters will be directed to the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St. The city is reducing the number of polling places from the usual 13 sites. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election

Apr. 1, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that he won't postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to alleviate concerns that voters and poll workers could contract the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge William Conley told attorneys for the Democratic National...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Coronavirus Doesn’t Care Where You Come From. Trump Still Does. The New York Times March 31 Three weeks ago, with much of the United States already gearing up to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump...