Sweeping federal lawsuit seeks election changes in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Advocates for people with disabilities and minority voters in Wisconsin have filed a sweeping federal lawsuit seeking changes to ensure the August primary and November presidential election can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

They’re asking a judge to order that more poll workers are hired and every voter in the state receives an absentee ballot, among other changes. Wisconsin has been at the center of the fight over elections after it proceeded with the April 7 presidential primary even as other states delayed voting. The lawsuit argues that not enough has been done since then to ensure that the upcoming elections can be conducted safely and fairly. A Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman declined to comment.