Results tagged with 'elections'
Published April 19, 2016
If voter ID laws were really intended to combat voter fraud, and this past election had both voter ID in place and record turnout levels, isn't that actually proof instead that the right's voter-fraud thesis was, is and has always been a big fat lie?
Published Feb. 17, 2016
As if election politics weren't bizarre enough on the national level with Trump and Bernie upsetting the apple cart, we now have two races in Milwaukee that have the potential to be equally strange.
Published May 20, 2015
According to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, on a recent Saturday morning, John Hill opened Hill's Campaign Headquarters Store at 7984 W. Appleton Ave. - a place people know as the "Old Obama Office" - for an information session to educate residents on Wisconsin's voter ID requirements.
Published April 7, 2015
Today is election day in Wisconsin. Non-partisan elections like today's, especially here in Milwaukee, are usually low-turnout affairs, with few candidates, few ads or debates, and few big issues on the table for argument or discussion. This year is feels like there's been even less of that than usual, since of five school board races on the ballot, three candidates -- including the citywide candidate, Terry Falk -- have no opponent at all.
Published Jan. 14, 2015
If it seems like so many public policy decisions are hanging fire in Wisconsin these days, it's only because they are. And so many of these loose ends seem to be intertwined and interdependent.
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"Calling a seat on the (Wisconsin) Supreme Court 'non-partisan' is a flagrant lie.....Voters deserve the truth.....They have the right to see a letter designation behind the candidate's name......I am a Democrat....Justice (Patience) Roggensack is a Republican." ...
All 15 Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring. Since incumbents have major advantages in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But here are four aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...
"Corporations are people, my friend." Mitt Romney at the Iowa State Fair in August, 2011.If Romney had declared that chimpanzees were people he would have been closer to the truth, since chimps are living mammals with about 99% of the same DNA as humans. But corp...
So, you successfully closed the North Avenue bridge over I-43 at 8th Street for several hours last Thursday night, November 17. Mazel tov. Thanks to your bold action, the scores of investment bankers and hedge fund managers who live in the area needed another ha...
"..eliminating closed state primaries, which enable ideological activists to dominate elections.." Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D, Indiana) (1)A closed primary is limited to voters who register as either a Democrat or Republican, although they can switch parties from one ...
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