In Wisconsin, yet another Democratic ‘we’re all going to die’ claim fails
When the Wisconsin Supreme Court allowed Wisconsin’s election to proceed on April 7, Democrats claimed that Republicans were trying to kill people. It turns out (surprise!) that Democrats were wrong again.
On April 6, a day before Wisconsin residents were set to go to the polls to vote, Wisconsin’s governor, Tony Evers, citing virus concerns, canceled the elections so they could be rescheduled for June. The Legislature, however, countered that order by filing an emergency appeal with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
That same day, the state Supreme Court, in a 4-2 ruling, blocked the order, allowing the election to take place. The United States Supreme Court also ruled that absentee ballots had to be received by the end of Election Day to be counted. Taken together, these rulings prevented ballot harvesting of the type that turned long-standing Republican counties in California bright blue.
Democrats were apoplectic. For example, James Carville contended that Republicans would kill to maintain power (emphasis added):
"My kind of mission in the short-term is to sound the alarm to say [that] Mitch McConnell and the Supreme Court — they're going to do everything they can to hold onto power," Carville said during an appearance on MSNBC.
"This thing in Wisconsin was one of the most awful things I've ever seen in my life," Carville said. "The extent that they will go to to hold onto power — it was all about one Supreme Court seat in Wisconsin — they will kill people to stay in power, literally."
Neither MSNBC anchor Brian Williams nor former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele objected to Carville's claim that Republicans "literally" will kill people.
Even though Democrats were warning Wisconsin voters that they were marked for death, those same voters turned out in droves. They also stood in long lines, in the freezing cold, for hours because Wisconsin had reduced the number of available polling places in Milwaukee from a norm of 180 to . . . 5:
If city and state officials had found a way to keep Milwaukee’s 180 polling places open, only a little more than 100 voters on average would have passed through each polling place throughout the course of the day (a total of 18,803 voters cast ballots in person in Milwaukee).
As it happened, the reduced number of polling places meant that thousands of voters formed long lines at each of the five polling centers. Voters did their best to maintain physical separation, but some of them waited two hours to cast ballots.
So, were the Democrats right? Did people die because they voted? No, they didn't. A study says that, despite Wisconsonites voting during a virus panic, there was no spike in virus deaths:
A feared spike in Wisconsin’s coronavirus infection rate following its April 7 in-person presidential primary never materialized, although some new cases of the virus were possibly linked to the election, according to a report.
A team of doctors from Wisconsin and Florida plus a mathematician in Alabama examined data from the post-election period of April 12-21, meaning five to 14 days after election, when new cases of the virus from April 7 likely would have become apparent, the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison reported Friday.
Prior to the election, Wisconsin’s coronavirus infection rate was about one-third of the rate for the entire U.S. and dropped even lower compared to the U.S. after the election, the study said, according to the newspaper.
This finding is important because Democrats are using the Wuhan virus to justify switching America from in-person voting to mail-in voting. If this were to happen, it would be a double whammy against voting integrity. First, mail-in voting means the end of providing voter identification. Second, as this Prager U video explains, voting by mail, when combined with ballot harvesting (another pet project for Democrats), virtually ensures voter fraud. We would be reduced in one fell swoop to a banana republic:
That Wisconsin voters turned out in droves during a high point in the Wuhan virus’s spread, that they were jam-packed into a limited number of polling places, and that there were still no viral spikes -- all of these things, taken together, destroy the Democrats’ ability to claim that the virus requires mail-in voting. Even assuming that the panic about coronavirus is legitimate, we can see that social distancing and masks will offset any concerns about people getting sick because they voted.