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07.31.2014 | 12 hours 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 | 93 days ago | 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 | 121 days ago | 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...
03.12.2014 | | Posted at 12:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This morning’s ugly vote to restrict in-person early voting has nothing to do with making election rules uniform across the state and everything to do with Scott Walker’s vulnerability in the fall.  Although Walker has had a comfortable lead over Democrat Mary Burke in a recent Marquette poll, a Rasmussen poll released today shows them tied 45%-45%. See, the GOP-dominated Legislature a...
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Grothman continues Republicans’ voter suppression strategy

Here we go again. A Republican legislator is circulating bills that would make it more difficult to vote in Wisconsin. This time, state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) is trying to limit voting by early, in-person absentee voters and impose new ...
05.31.2013 | | Posted at 03:40 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring phony issue ads, shorten the amount of ti...

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