Category: Election 2019
Remember When Trump Ran On Opposition To Obama’s Use of Executive Orders?
Well the Republicans certainly have…it seems like Trump’s be signing them nearly every day for the past two weeks. I haven’t counted but it seems like they are getting as common as a round or two of golf every weekend. Aina?
Abele Actions Scream Out For Campaign Finance Reform.
I have been a very vocal advocate for campaign finance reform. You can find several posts here on BB…but the basic tenets are: only eligible voters can contribute to campaigns…and only to campaigns that they are eligible to vote in. A few corollaries, but that’s about it. But then there’s…
Judge Neubauer Concedes Supreme Court Race
State Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer on Wednesday conceded the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to her colleague Brian Hagedorn. The concession comes more than a week after an election during which Neubauer trailed Hagedorn by about 6,000 votes and concludes a bitter competition for the 10-year…
Looks Like A Recount for the Supreme Court Race
In Wisconsin, recounts very seldom change the outcome, but I expect we will see a recount here (despite the fact that Judge Hagedorn has declared victory): In the meantime, Judge Neubaur is preparing for the recount per an email from her campaign this morning.
Billion Dollar Referenda On Today’s Ballot
With the current state laws around property tax freezes…school districts must get permission to exceed those limits by putting referendums (referenda?) on their local ballots. And they are some of the taxing authorities that love these low turnout odd year elections…because they can rouse supporters to vote…hopefully…and get the referendum…
Wisconsin Voters: POLLS ARE OPEN!
get out and vote… like now!!!
Polls Open In An Hour: Wisconsin Spring General Election
finish your coffee…tie your shoes…let’s get this done!
Another Case Against Odd Year Spring Elections
Certainly I’ve railed against odd year spring elections more than a few times and some of you are probably rolling your eyes now…but after having 6% turnout in the February primary this year…we may only have low 20% turnout on Tuesday in the spring general election. A waste of money…
Endorsements for Tuesday April 2 2019
I still think odd year spring elections should be eliminated and moved to even years to increase voter participation and reduce costs for municipalities…but I don’t run the show so we are voting Tuesday anyway! Not sure who’s on the ballot? CHECK HERE! But my picks based on my ballot!…
Milwaukee Case for Campaign Finance Reform
Local school boards should be the perfect demonstration of grass roots politics. Local people who are concerned about children…who are concerned about education…who are in tune with the local community. But then shit like this happens: This school election cycle has been one of the more costly to date, with…