Voting/Elections


Your Voice, Your Vote

It’s time to wake up Marathon County. Your voice continuously becomes smaller. What will you do when you have no voice at all? The time to speak up is now. This week WEC Republican member Dean Knudson resigned unexpectedly, citing pressure from US Senator Ron Johnson. The Wisconsin Elections Commission must elect a new chairperson this year, and under state law, that role rotates between parties. It is the Republican's turn. Fake elector Bob Spindell is the only other Republican currently eligible.  GOP legislators are calling for elections to be taken over by the ...

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Registering to Vote is the First Step

During the Midterm Elections this fall, voters will be making important decisions that will affect our communities and our nation. That is why it is so important for Wisconsinites to ensure they are ready to make their voices heard in the upcoming elections. Registering to vote is the first step to participating in our electoral process. If you have moved, changed your name, or have not voted in a while, you might need to re-register. Now is the time to get registered or verify that your registration is current. Check your registration status online at myvote.wi.gov ...

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Wisconsin Government Belongs to the People

Wisconsin Government Belongs to the People, not to a Political Party. Partisan justices on Wisconsin’s supreme court have approved a formula for one-party control of Wisconsin government. They adopted state legislative district maps that were extremely gerrymandered to favor Republicans. The decision enables Republicans to keep continuous control of the legislature for yet another decade. That control will persist even when a decisive majority of citizens statewide vote for Democratic candidates. That was sadly demonstrated in the 2012 and 2018 assembly elections ...

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Election Folly

The Republican Party of Marathon County made a request to the County Clerks office seeking information on how Wausau handled the April 5 Spring Election. They wanted to clear up any questions regarding the integrity of the Wausau election. The Marathon County GOP went as far as asking for the names of those who served as election observers, names of people submitting election results and even the internet provider. This is of course their right to ask but I believe they do this to sow seeds of distrust. This request has since been dropped. What I aim to do is to ...

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Women for Women Wausau: The Impact of Dark Money

Women for Women Wausau Thursday, May 5 at 6 PM The Impact of Dark Money on Our Elections Millions of dollars are being spent in our elections since Citizens United came about. That is there is no longer the requirement to publicly disclose donors. We believe corporations are not people and money does not make free speech. Yet all too often we see the corruptive influence of money in our elections. Dave Svetlik, who is also one of the great contributors to Middle Wisconsin, will be presenting the lasting effects of dark money on our elections. The buying of elections ...

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Red Springs Votes to Amend the U.S. Constitution

For immediate release: Red Springs Votes to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (April 6, 2022) – In the Spring election, Wisconsin residents in the Town of Red Springs voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. The referendum passed with an 89% majority in Red Springs, which is in Shawano County. That brings the total to 167 Wisconsin communities that have called for an amendment. In total, almost 3.3 million people (58% of Wisconsinites) ...

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Vote Tuesday, April 2

April 2 is Spring Election Day in Wisconsin. Important races are being held in state, county, municipal, School Board and other areas. Voter turnout for this type of election is often very low. Please remember to add your voice by voting. An extremely important statewide race on April 2 is the seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voters will elect the next Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, replacing retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Why is this race so important? There are many lawsuits that may ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, including: The ...

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ORIGINAL INTENT, SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS, AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT

Wisconsin has a Supreme Court election on April 2nd. If you have been following this race, or paying attention to any of the U.S Supreme Court nomination hearings, you have heard a lot of noise about judicial philosophy and “original intent.” What does this mean? Is it important? Original intent is the idea that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted based on the original intent or meaning of the authors. This view sees the Constitution as a static document frozen in time. It can only be changed by the formal amendment process. This is in contrast to a ...

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WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

“Get involved. The world is run by those who show up” - Bumper sticker Wisconsin has another important Supreme Court election on April 2nd. This is an election that people need to take seriously. Who gets elected can make a difference to people's lives. People need to show up! This year's election is similar to the Supreme Court race in 2018. The choice is between two sitting judges and the qualifications of the two candidates varies significantly. Judge Lisa Neubauer is an experienced, qualified, non-partisan, candidate. Judge Brian Hagedorn has limited experi...

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VOTE TUESDAY APRIL 2

April 2 is Spring Election Day in Wisconsin. Important races are being held in state, county, municipal, School Board and other areas. Voter turnout for this type of election is often very low. Please remember to add your voice by voting. An extremely important statewide race on April 2 is the seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voters will elect the next Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, replacing retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Why is this race so important? There are many lawsuits that may ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, including: The ...

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