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09.26.2014 | 3 days ago | Posted at 02:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s a shame that the judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked on whether they should review a ruling by three of its members on Wisconsin’s voter ID law.  They voted 5-5 on the matter. Which means that the law is in effect. This really is a shame. Wisconsin is unprepared for voter ID and with just a precious few weeks before the Nov. 4 election, this decision now has...
09.18.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 12:44 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 Tons of data have come in during the past few days, so let’s get to it.The Marquette Law School poll shows that once again the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race is more or less a draw. Walker’s numbers have improved slightly with likely voters, which the poll attributes to higher Republican enthusiasm. Do you buy this? I’m not so sure. Yes, there’s a correlation. But is it part of a trend? Wi...
09.17.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 12:36 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 With just seven weeks before the Nov. 4 election, opponents of voter ID say the new requirement would be impossible to implement in that short span of time.That’s why they’re asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review Friday’s decision, made by three Republican-appointed judges, that revives Wisconsin’s voter ID law, one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the count...
09.16.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 01:54 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore just sent a stern letter to Kevin Kennedy, the head of the state Government Accountability Board, which is tasked with implementing the state’s voter ID, resurrected from the dead on Friday by three Republican appellate court judges.  The GAB will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to let Wisconsinites know how it is going to implement the new regulations. They do...
09.15.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 05:15 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Late Friday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which has been on hold for years.  That’s a big deal. A bigger deal is that the election is only weeks away.  “The decision has thrown everything into chaos,” Kristin Hansen of the ACLU told me. She said that she was concerned that elections workers would take the opportunity to overly scrut...
07.31.2014 | 60 days ago | Posted at 11:26 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Looks like the conservative majority on the state Supreme Court came out big in favor of Scott Walker’s signature piece of legislation, Act 10. That never seemed to be in doubt. Some members of the conservative majority—namely, Justice David Prosser—were aided by groups that worked with Walker in his alleged criminal scheme to support Act 10 and Republicans in the recalls.  This is the...
04.29.2014 | | Posted at 03:13 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Today, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which was known as one of the most stringent of its kind.  I’m just going through the lengthy decision now, and I’ll have more details about Adelman’s argument in a bit. That said, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen already released a statement saying that he would appeal the decision. Why not?...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Part of GOP’s national strategy to shrink the electorate

 Local and national Democrats are trying to strike back at new restrictions on voting in Wisconsin and elsewhere, charging that Republicans are suppressing the vote to
04.01.2014 | | Posted at 01:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The title says it all. It’s Election Day, so make your voice heard and head out to the polls. They’re open until 8 p.m., and you get that awesome sticker when you’ve cast your ballot.  You can find your polling place and sample ballot on the Government Accountability Board’s website. (Click on “regular voter” if you want to vote today.) You don’t need a photo ID to vote in th...

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