Pat Bomhack declared winner in 17th Senate district Democratic primary despite missing ballots

According to according to unofficial results reported to the state Government Accountability Board on Thursday, Democrat Pat Bomhack was declared the winner of the Democratic primary recount over Ernie Wittwer in the 17th Senate district. Wittwer was originally declared the winner of the primary by a narrow 7 vote margin, and a recount of the [...]

Voter Suppression in Wisconsin

It used to be that if you wanted to do voter registration in Wisconsin you could get trained by the Government Accountability Board as a Special Registration Deputy(SRD), be assigned an SRD number, and then travel anywhere in Wisconsin to register voters. Not anymore.

The Voter Photo ID law stripped the GAB of any authority [...]

Gender matters with Burke & Happ at top of Democratic ticket

This is an exellent read…thanks to commenter Duane12 for sending me the link. “The gender is interesting,” said Happ, who got 52 percent of the vote in a primary against two men. “I think women are saying, ‘Listen, we want more representation in our elected officials.’ Because we are woefully underrepresented.”

Win or lose, having [...]

More than 100 ballots missing in 17th State Senate Democratic primary recount

This is more than a little disconcerting. More than 100 ballots are missing in the 17th Senate District Democratic primary recount, a city clerk in Green County said Tuesday.

Official results showed Ernie Wittwer leading Pat Bomhack by just seven votes out of more than 7,600 cast, prompting Bomhack to request a recount, which began [...]

VIDEO: WisconsinEye interviews Assembly candidate Chris Miller

Before my doctor-imposed break from blogging begins, I wanted to post a few things that caught my eye.

First up is an interview WisconsinEye did with Democrat Chris Miller, who’s vying to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Ed Brooks in the 50th Assembly district. Chris is a great candidate well worth supporting, but watch for yourselves.

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PolitiFact? More like PolitiFarce!

How desperate have the folks at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s PolitiFact gotten? So desperate they’ve taken to determining the accuracy of statements Mary Burke made about her preferred beer. During a “getting to know you” Q&A with ABC News, Democrat Mary Burke fielded a question that hardly will change the course of Wisconsin’s future.

But [...]

Gov. Walker feigns ignorance of $700,000 funneled to CRG by mining company with WI interests

Yeah, there’s absolutely nothing odd about a $700,000 contribution from Gogebic Taconite, the mining company Scott Walker helped by pushing through favorable mining legislation to the Wisconsin Club for Growth, a pro-Walker organization Gov. Walker “encouraged” outside groups and individuals to funnel millions of dollars into during the recall elections in 2011 and 2012. Gov. [...]

is the third time the charm for Dan Sebring? No, no, and no.

Showing a stunning lack of understanding about the electoral makeup of the 4th Congressional district, yesterday an anonymous writer at the Wisconsin Daily Independent opined that Dan Sebring may finally be able to beat incumbent Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore because “the black community carried Clarke,” a reference to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s victory over [...]

Ernie Wittwer declares victory in Democratic primary in 17th Senate district

While there were some absolute blowout races after the results of the August 12 partisan primaries were tallied, there were a few races in which the results were extremely close. On such race was the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate district, a race that pitted longtime resident and activist Ernie Wittwer against Pat Bomhack, [...]

Whoops But Mary Burke Is Wrong On This One

I realize that running her gubernatorial campaign on a meme of jobs is a positive attention getter…but Mary Burke is flat out wrong on this one. Prioritize road work based on what would create the most jobs? With our deteriorating infrastructure it seems that the right approach is a priority on what needs fixing to [...]

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