'It's overhyped': Trump mega-donor pushes to end Wisconsin's stay-at-home order - 2020-04-23

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F345.png 'It's overhyped': Trump mega-donor pushes to end Wisconsin's stay-at-home order April 23, 2020, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian

One of Donald Trump's most fervent billionaire donors is lobbying against strict stay-at-home rules in the election battleground state of Wisconsin, raising troubling new questions about how the president's rightwing financial supporters may influence the US response to the pandemic.

Liz Uihlein, the billionaire behind Wisconsin's Uline shipping and packaging company – who with her husband, Richard, has been dubbed the most "powerful conservative couple you've never heard of" – is using her clout to try to force Wisconsin's Democratic governor to relax stay-at-home rules, claiming that the crisis has been "overhyped" by the media.

Her actions – from lobbying Republican legislators in the state to circulating a petition to employees to have the governor, Tony Evers, removed from office – come as two protests have been organized against the Democratic governor on Friday.

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