Stories tagged: "voting rights"


Drop boxes are designed to provide voters an alternative spot to deliver their absentee ballot, as opposed to traditional mail service. (Photo by Ethan Duran)
How a Ballot Drop Box Ban Will Hurt Voters and ‘Create More Distrust’

Last-minute rule change before February and April elections could lead to confusion and hurt elderly and disabled voters, officials say. 

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
18 Actions Wisconsin Republicans Have Taken to Undermine the Electoral System

It’s been a year of baseless investigations, attempted voter restrictions, and lies following Trump’s loss.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
GOP Rams Through Gerrymandered Maps, Which Evers Has Said He Will Veto

Maps drafted by Evers’ nonpartisan citizen commission also fail in a bipartisan rebuke, ensuring the battle will go to the courts.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Voting Rights, COVID Safety, and Abortion: Evers Has Vetoed Numerous Harmful Bills

A year before the 2022 election, a review of Republican proposals that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed during his first term.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, a Republican, accused the Wisconsin Elections Commission of felony election fraud because last year it temporarily suspended a rule that could have prevented nursing home residents from voting due to nursing home COVID protocols. (Screenshot via Racine County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Racine Sheriff Claims Election Officials Committed Fraud by Helping Nursing Home Residents Vote During COVID

Despite claims, charges haven’t yet been referred to the Racine County district attorney. It’s not clear if they ever will be. 

Voting rights activist and progressive organizer Stacey Abrams speaks during a Sept. 22, 2021, appearance at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
In Milwaukee Visit, Stacey Abrams Talks the Future of Progressive Organizing

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist visits Wisconsin on a speaking tour.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), left, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wiscosnsin) met with voting rights advocates Thursday in Madison to discuss ongoing efforts to protect the right to vote. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Sens. Baldwin, Klobuchar Meet With Voting Rights Advocates in Madison

Baldwin brings in the Minnesotan who oversees a Senate committee that’s working to pass bills protecting voting rights.