And The Courts Aren’t Helping Dispel The Confusion Around The Election.

There has already been a record request for absentee ballots in Wisconsin with municipalities already sending out 1 million ballots this week. Many more requests for ballots will very likely be received before the deadline. It will take hours to count the returned ballots and election results won’t be timely…

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City Of Milwaukee Disenfranchising Hispanic Voters?

This one is just incredible. There is only one thing that the City of Milwaukee’s Election Commission is tasked with doing…not running the street car, not filling pot holes, not plowing snow…getting the elections right. And it’s not like they haven’t been doing it for years…because they have. But they…

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Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms The Constitutional Rights Of Electors

The Constitution has never required electors to vote for any particular candidates. They were always free to vote their conscience. The question in Colorado revolved around whether the state can control the electors. The Federal Appeals Court ruled that they could not…that interfering with the choices of the electors was…

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Fixing Gerrymandering Is Now Up To US!

Given the “one person, one vote” principle is intrinsic to the US Constitution, it is inexplicable that the US Supreme Court would bow out of the partisan gerrymandering issue as not their job. But last week that is exactly what they did: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal judges…

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Moving Spring And Odd Year Elections

Somebody besides me is paying attention: Nevada Democrats advance a┬ábundle of bills to expand voting rights and increase voter turnout Separately, the Assembly approved a bill sponsored by Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske that would require local elections be held on dates that coincide with federal and state elections…

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GOP Lame Duck Voting Laws Bite the Dust

Whoops…as many thought when they were passed…the early voting laws passed during the Wisconsin GOP’s lame duck session were struck down in federal court as unconstitutional…just like before: In a five-page ruling, U.S. District Judge James Peterson concluded the new limits on early voting are invalid because they so closely…

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Young People Can’t Vote Because?

This morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had a quick feature on why young people don’t vote. They visited the local colleges…and apparently only found women willing to talk about not voting on the record…which is okay since woman vote in higher numbers than men anyway…and the men would probably have even…

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If Your Vote Didn’t Count: The GOP Wouldn’t Be Obstructing Your Right to Vote!

Let’s start with the gerrymandering…yes in some cases that may limit the value of your vote for now…but only if you let it. Voter ID…yes the GOP is trying its damnedest to prevent people from voting. Voter Roll Purges just before the elections like those in Indiana and Georgia where…

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Walker Loses Court Battle Over Holding Special Elections So Wants to Change the Law

Earlier this month I called bullshit on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s failure to hold special elections to fill vacant legislative seats after appointing GOP legislators to administrative positions (Walker Sued Over Elections, His Excuse?) The arguments involved are: under the one voter one vote rule, Wisconsin residents aren’t being represented…

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Wisconsin To Scrub Voter Rolls

If you are reading this, I can’t imagine that you haven’t voted in the past four years. But if you are a Wisconsin voter and in fact haven’t voted for that period of time…you might want to watch your mailbox. Wisconsin election officials are setting the stage to remove hundreds…

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