Jeff Weber, president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, says Tuesday’s in-person voting will “undoubtedly” lead to a spike in the COVID-19 infection rate.
“We have nurses and other health care workers who will die because of the work they do,” Weber said during a webinar hosted by U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee. “Everyday, we are on the front lines, and this pandemic is about to get far, far worse because of what we witnessed Tuesday.”
Moore (pictured here) said holding in-person voting during the viral outbreak was “absolutely unnecessary,” ripping the move as “one of the most cruel tricks pulled out of the Republican playbook in their very full quiver of tricks to suppress the vote.” She also thanked front-line health care workers for putting themselves in harm’s way to keep people healthy.
“The damage this will cause, we are not ready for it,” Weber said. “We have barebones staffing, insufficient infrastructure and equipment, and a lack of care for the health care workers themselves.”