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Fact check: Yes, slow absentee count explains Milwaukee “ballot dump”

By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • Talking about the need to restore voters’ confidence, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu said Wisconsin needs to allow work on absentee ballots to begin before Election Day. Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that ban election workers from starting to process these ballots until then.
  • "It takes quite a while on Election Day to load those ballots, which is why we have the 1 a.m. or 3 a.m. ballot dumping in Milwaukee," LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, said Jan. 10, 2021, on WKOW-TV’s Capitol City Sunday .
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Milwaukee VA to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for veterans 65 and over

By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • Those who already have a vaccination appointment time at the medical center or clinics should keep that time and not come to the walk-in event, officials said.
  • The Milwaukee VA Medical Center walk-in clinic will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday through Monday to veterans 65 and over who are enrolled with the Milwaukee VA or its community clinics in Green Bay, Appleton, Cleveland and Union Grove.
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