Voting in-person is a ‘low-risk activity,’ study finds

The Democrats continue to push for universal mail-in voting, claiming that requiring in-person voting is writing a death warrant for Americans. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has opposed expanding mail-in voting on the grounds that it is susceptible to fraud.

A recent study published by the American Journal of Public Health appears to vindicate Trump, with researchers finding no “detectible surge” in COVID-19 cases stemming from the Wisconsin primary election held in April.

Listen to the science

What is that phrase Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are so fond of saying… listen to the science?

During Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ first interview as candidates on the same ticket, Biden confirmed that if scientists told him he needed to shut down the country again, he would do so.

So, what does he say when scientists find that it is not too risky to vote in person? Will the entire party abandon its position that we need to implement widespread mail-in voting to keep Americans safe or are they going to ignore this science too?

The study

When Wisconsin opened up its polling stations, Democrats were furious that in-person voting amid the pandemic was being allowed.

More than 1.5 million Americans cast a vote in the Wisconsin primary, with 400,000 doing so in person.

The primary was held on April 7 and after studying the Wisconsin COVID-19 case reports during that month, researchers found the number of cases in the state declined.

The study stated, “To put this information into perspective, if we assume that the SARS-CoV-2 fatality rate among symptomatic patients who were physically capable of voting in person on April 7 (e.g., not including nursing home residents) is 1% (using the fatality rate of known cases for people younger than 60 years), then (in the worst case, in which all 71 cases were attributable to voting) we would expect 0.71 deaths out of 413,220 people, which is the fatality risk of driving an automobile approximately 140 miles.”

“Taken together, there is no evidence to date that there was a surge of infections due to the April 7, 2020 election in Wisconsin. Taken together, it appears the voting in Wisconsin on April 7 was a low-risk activity,” the researchers concluded.

As Trump says, “if you can protest in person, you can vote in person.”

Let’s see if Democrats pay attention to this data or simply ignore it because it doesn’t help their anti-Trump narrative.

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