Narrow Margin is a series by Wisconsin Watch staff, media partners and a University of Wisconsin-Madison investigative journalism class. The project is examining voting security, suppression and disinformation aimed at voters in Wisconsin — a crucial state that could determine the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The investigative reporting class is led by Dee J. Hall, managing editor for Wisconsin Watch.
Wisconsin’s election during the coronavirus pandemic was marked by lines of voters stretching for blocks on Tuesday in Milwaukee and frustration that some residents — many wearing face masks or respirators — were forced to choose between risking their health and relinquishing their right to vote.
Wisconsin forged ahead with in-person voting Tuesday, after the state Supreme Court overturned Gov. Evers’ order delaying the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are scenes and dispatches of Tuesday’s historic Election Day from around the state. This story will be updated throughout the day on Tuesday, April 7.