The number of coronavirus cases in Milwaukee linked to Wisconsin’s controversial April 7 election appears to be more than five times greater than originally thought.
In a Friday media briefing, Milwaukee health commissioner Jeanette Kowalik noted that she originally reported there were seven suspected coronavirus cases found in people who voted on election day or worked at the polls.
“Now there’s 40 people that showed up,” she said. “We’re analyzing more to show the connections between the people.”
Gov. Tony Evers attempted to delay the election out of fears that masses of people at polling places would result in more people contracting COVID-19. The governor’s eleventh-hour bid was blocked by the Republican-dominated state Legislature and Supreme Court.