Voting/Elections


FIXING OUR BROKEN ELECTIONS

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.” Thucydides, Greek politician and historian, 460-395 BCE.“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” Euripides, ancient Greek playwright.When Donald Trump thought he was losing, he ranted about the election being “rigged.” After the archaic Electoral College gave him the presidency, he falsely claimed voter fraud had given Hillary Clinton the popular vote ...

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KEEP WISCONSIN ELECTIONS SECURE

(Karen McKim is Co-ordinator of www.WisconsinElectionIntegrity, org)Democracy will appreciate it if you contact the WI Elections Commission in the next few days to tell them to seek newly available federal funds to bring routine election auditing to Wisconsin.Election security is finally getting some of the official attention it has long needed. Mark Pocan has sponsored legislation, HR1562, the Secure America's Future Election Act, which would make unaudited elections illegal. However, we can get improvement in Wisconsin before Pocan’s bill passes (it won't, at ...

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VOTE TUESDAY

VOTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018This is an important election.Your vote and voice are needed.Please vote.A new justice for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be elected.You will also elect local officials on City Council, County Board as well as School Board.You will also vote on the Referendum of keeping or discarding the State Treasurer position.

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Presentation on Redistricting in Our Wisconsin Legislature


WHAT MOTIVATED 2016 VOTERS?

Professor Katherine Cramer Walsh, author of The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (March, 2016), finds the split between rural and urban voters' choices to be rooted in what she calls "group consciousness." In an article published years before her book, she concludes that rural voters, at least in Wisconsin, perceive themselves to be deprived and attribute "rural deprivation to the decision making of (urban) political elites, who disregard and disrespect rural residents and rural lifestyles."But there appear to be ...

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VOTE

IMPORTANT ELECTION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4VOTE FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLSVOTE FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR I.D.EARLY VOTING IN YOUR LOCAL CLERK'S OFFICE.EARLY VOTING: March 20 - 25and March 27-31.

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CANDIDATES FOR WISCONSIN SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

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Tomorrow is the primary election for a very important position in Wisconsin, the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Since 1848 Wisconsin supported an independent state school superintendent. The constitution believes that this position should be elected by state voters. Be sure you vote tomorrow in the primary election and April 4 in the general election.For information on voter registration, voter identification requirements, and to see a sample ballot or find your polling place, visit:http://MyVote.wi.govThere are three announced candidates and one ...

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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?

My Australian relatives have asked me to define the Electoral College. They are trying to figure out how the USA democracy works. Why doesn’t the popular vote count directly for the president? This is what I told them.The Electoral College is made up of 538 electors who votes for the USA President and Vice-President. Voters on November 8 actually choose their state’s electors. The candidates receiving the majority of electoral votes (270) wins the Presidency. The number 538 is the total of the USA 435 Representatives, 100 Senators and 3 electors for the District of ...

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LIFE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

You have survived the election process. Regardless of who gets elected, progressives have their work cut out for them.Big Money still has too much power in US politics. The work to bring about clean, transparent government needs to continue. We need to protect each person’s equal voice.Wisconsin Democracy Campaign headquartered in Madison is working for full disclosure of the donors who fund phony issue ad groups. Montana already has a law that requires such disclosure. Republicans and Democrats in Montana joined together to create the Bipartisan Montana Disclo...

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Forum with 85th and 86th Assembly District Candidates

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YOU ARE INVITED……..Monday, October 17—Forum with 85th and 86th Assembly District Candidates5:30 to 8 p.m.Thrive Foodery2105 N. Second Street, WausauSponsored by Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s E3YP GroupCome and learn about the candidates and their stances on issues affecting young people.Cost: NoneRegister: http://www.wausauchamber.com/events/Thursday, October 27—Wausau United to Amend presents the Documentary, “Killing Us Softly” by Jeanne Kilbourne.How does the media define our society, ...

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