August primary considered last test before November election

Local political analyst about the unprecedented amount of mail-in and early voting

Just when you thought political parties couldn’t become more polar opposite.

The latest Marquette Law School Poll released Tuesday  shows democrats are more likely to vote by mail or early in person than republicans in the November general election.

67% of democrats say they are voting by mail or early in person versus just 27% of republicans.

Political analyst Anthony Chergosky wonders, “Can the system handle an election that has a whole lot of mail in ballots, way more mail in ballots than is the norm in a Wisconsin election? That is a huge question as we go forward to November. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the process of counting and processing the mail in ballots goes in this August primary.”

Nearly 900,000 ballots are reported to have been mailed in for this August primary in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.