The U.S. watched in horror as Wisconsin voters were forced to vote in person on April 7 at the height of a virus spike — when the Republicans overturned the governor’s order to delay the vote. But why didn’t voters simply vote by mail?
Magical thinking has its literary
value, but in politics it’s delusional and dangerous to evade the realities of binary
choices when they arise. All too often, discussion of voting can fall into a kind of self-
absorption that focuses on a voter’s emotions about voting rather than on the impacts of
election results on other people.
In their motion, Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Kuehl noted that the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) notified the Public Defender that many of its attorneys may have been exposed to COVID-19 by clients who tested positive for COVID-19 while in jail.
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