19 COVID Cases Linked To Wisconsin In-Person Voting

Gosh, who could have predicted this?

Nineteen people who either voted in-person or worked at a polling location during Wisconsin’s state elections have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the state’s health department said today.

Health officials are in the process of interviewing COVID-19 patients and finding out whether they voted in-person or worked at a polling site.

The figures from state health officials arrived just a day after Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said that seven people in the city were believed to have contracted COVID-19 through Election Day activities.

Pictured above is Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who showed up in a hazmat suit to declare it was “incredibly safe to go out” and vote. Wisconsin’s primary took place after Vos and other GOP leaders won a battle in the state supreme court.