Pandemic politics: Wisconsin voting underway despite virus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state’s presidential primary election. They’re ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat. Some poll workers, including the Republican state assembly speaker, are wearing masks, gloves and what appeared to be surgical scrubs. The National Guard is helping run voting sites across the state after thousands of election workers stepped down fearing for their safety. Dozens of polling places are closed, but others opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The Election Day chaos underscores the lengths to which the coronavirus outbreak has upended politics.