Wisconsin Democrats Push for Abortion Referendum in Upcoming Spring Election

Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin pushed for a nonbinding referendum question on abortion to be included on the spring ballot this April, hoping that doing so would show anti-abortion Republicans, who control the state legislature, that residents of the state support the recognition and protection of abortion rights. Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this past summer that dismantled… Source Source / Read More: Wisconsin Democrats Push for Abortion Referendum in Upcoming Spring Election

Experts Say GOP House Takeover Would’ve Been Impossible Without Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering played a major role in helping Republicans win the House in the midterm elections this year, according to political experts and analysts. The redistricting of congressional boundaries takes place in the U.S. every 10 years. When legislative leaders manipulate the process in order to win in future election cycles, it’s called gerrymandering — named after Elbridge Gerry, a former vice president and governor of Massachusetts who used the redistricting process to his advantage. Historically, gerrymandering has been used to ensure that people of color could not elect their own leaders to office, a method of voter suppression that continues…

GOP Nominee Vows Party “Will Never Lose Another Election” in WI If He Wins

The Republican gubernatorial nominee in Wisconsin had a bold and alarming promise for voters at a campaign stop this week: if he’s elected, he said, Wisconsin would never be under Democratic control ever again. “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor,” gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said to supporters on Monday. Michels, who came under fire for calling for violence against journalists earlier this election cycle, is an executive of a major construction and energy corporation, the Michels Corporation. He has been endorsed by President Donald Trump and has repeatedly spread Trump’s “Big Lie” that the…

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Are Illegal

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal under the provisions of the state constitution. The court’s controversial ruling, which will likely benefit Republicans in the state, ran along partisan lines, with all four conservatives finding that the drop boxes were illegal and all three liberals dissenting. The ruling means that voters can no longer use drop boxes to vote early — absentee ballots must be turned in directly to election officials’ offices or sent by mail, the court said. The ruling will take effect immediately, which means that drop boxes that are…