Stories tagged: "protect the vote 2020"


The U.S. Supreme Court as seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
US Supreme Court Sides with GOP and Kills Extension for Wisconsin Absentee Ballots

If you mail it on Election Day, it’ll arrive too late and be thrown out.

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Wisconsin Voters Have Been Screwed Over by Gerrymandering for Years. Will It Happen Again?

Rigged maps from 2011 lead to an Assembly and Senate out of whack with the people’s preferences nearly a decade later.

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Mailed Ballots Must Once Again Be Returned By Election Day, Court Rules

A judge’s order to allow for an election day postmark is tossed on appeal, so the deadline stays at 8 p.m. when the polls close.

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Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting at Miller Park and Fiserv Forum After Republican Threat

A GOP lawsuit and a conservative state Supreme Court could lead to ballots being challenged, thrown out.

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Appeals Court Blocks Absentee Ballot Extension, for Now

Madison-based federal judge’s order allowing extra time won’t go into effect until further arguments are heard.

Carl Fields, program manager at the Racine Hospitality Center and Racine-Kenosha organizer for the organization Ex-incarcerated People Organizing, sits Friday at Monument Square in downtown Racine. Fields was released from prison in 2016 but will be on extended supervision until 2033, meaning he won’t be able to cast a ballot until the 2034 midterm elections. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
Wisconsin Law Prevents 50,000 Citizens From Voting

Wisconsin is one of 30 states that disenfranchises people convicted of felonies who are out of prison but still on supervision.

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Plaintiff in Gerrymandering Case: ‘Vote in Order to Create a Fair System.’

Lawmakers will again reconfigure voting districts based on 2020 US Census results next year.