John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Three weeks after Wisconsin residents cast ballots, researchers see no spike in COVID-19 cases attributable to in-person voting, though they say the effect from the election may be hidden in the numbers and difficult, if not impossible, to ever detect.
Predicted by some experts and officials, a surge in cases from the chaotic day of voting may have been prevented by precautions embraced at the polls. Wisconsin residents also appeared to follow the stay-at-home orders carefully in the days after the election, data show.
For roughly a week after the April 7 election, residents in most counties in the state rarely traveled from their homes and didn't gather in large numbers, according to cellphone data analyzed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other universities across the country.
In other words, the vote occurred during what appears to be Wisconsin's most compliant period of social distancing.
More recent data show that compliance with the stay-home orders is waning, both in Wisconsin and nationwide.
Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/29/coronavirus-wisconsin-no-bump-election-but-concerns-remain/3039357001/
Why is it so difficult for our "leaders" to admit when they're wrong?