Stories tagged: "voter suppression"

Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Wisconsin Voting Rights Groups Ask Biden, Congress to Revive For the People Act

With Republican lawmakers passing restrictive bills throughout the country, get-out-the-vote groups are pleading with Biden and Congress to pass federal voting rights protection.

Ethics Commission’s Newest Member Cut off After Criticizing Top GOP Leaders
Scot Ross Resigns From Wisconsin Ethics Commission, Saying He Hopes to Boost Panel’s Diversity

Ross’ term was set to last until May 2024, but he resigned effective immediately.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Have Introduced 11 Restrictive Voting Bills, Analysis Finds

Voting-rights advocates say almost a dozen Republican-authored bills in the Wisconsin Legislature would restrict or complicate ballot access.

Poll workers in Ashland during the April 7, 2020 election. (Contributed photo)
Wisconsin Democrats Want to Require GOP Lawmakers to Walk a Mile in Poll Workers’ Shoes

Bill would mandate Election Day service. Goal is to reduce unfounded claims about election integrity.

Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

Green Bay's central count facility for absentee ballots at the KI Convention Center on Nov. 3, 2020.
GOP Elections Hearing Held to Accuse Green Bay of… What Exactly?

Curiously timed to coincide with a conservative group's 'investigation' that feeds a self-fulfilling cycle of accusations but shows no fraud.

(Image from the Madison city clerk's office)
Wisconsin Dems Say GOP Bills to Limit Voting Show Republicans Can’t Win on Issues

Tagged as “the party that’s against voting,” even after controlling election rules for a decade.