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Wisconsin Elections Commission agrees to broad mailing of absentee applications

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Published: May. 27, 2020 at 8:11 PM CDT
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By SCOTT BAUER

Associated Press

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to mail out 2.7 million absentee ballot applications, just a week after the commission split along partisan lines.

There's still a hangup, though. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the plan agreed upon Wednesday could still face obstacles if the evenly divided commission can't agree on the wording of a mailing that goes with the ballots.

Handling of absentee ballot applications has become a hotly partisan issue, with President Donald Trump warning that widespread use could lead to election fraud.

Democrats say it's a safe way to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.

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