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State Representatives Terese Berceau and Melissa Sargent at Solidarity SingAlong 8.7.13

Wis. Legislators Observing Arrests in Capitol Rotunda Warned by Police

August 8, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam Several Wisconsin legislators have been warned by Capitol Police recently that they should not be observing the arrests and other activities currently happening in the Capitol rotunda daily over the noon hour, as Solidarity Sing Along participants continue to sing out their disapproval of Gov. Scott Walker and his […]

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Republican gerrymandering creates opportunities for Wisconsin Democrats

By Hematite Last year’s partisan redistricting, or gerrymandering, of Wisconsin’s legislative districts by Republicans dramatically altered the political geography of the state. The immediate effect of gerrymandering  was to allow Wisconsin Republicans to retain control of the legislature despite losing the popular vote in the November 6, 2012 elections. This basic point has been widely […]

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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

Extreme Mining Advocate John Sendra Runs for Assembly District 74 Seat

By Barbara With On August 16, 2012, extreme mining advocate John Sendra addressed the Ashland County Board as part of his campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat. Sendra is a Tea Party Republican from Mercer running against incumbent Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) and appears to be basing his entire campaign on the single issue of […]

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Madison Police Report Slams Brett Hulsey

By Joe Vittie A recently released Madison Police Department report provides previously unknown details about the actions of Wisconsin state Representative Brett Hulsey (D – Madison) in his encounter with a nine-year old boy at Spring Harbor Beach on the evening of July 4.  Hulsey pled no contest to disorderly conduct for the incident on […]

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Free Speech On Life Support In Wisconsin Capitol

Will Chief Erwin Pull the Plug? By Nicole Desautels Schulte Last February 14, Valentine’s Day, Jason Huberty, a geologist and First Amendment enthusiast, was arrested in the Wisconsin Senate Gallery and charged with Disorderly Conduct for holding a 2″ x 3″ piece of paper on which he had printed the words, “Have a Heart.” Video […]

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Election Protection: GOTV and a Paper Ballot on Election Day

By Marianne Moonhouse The key to election reform is, first and foremost, to get as many people to the polls as possible on Election Day. It’s difficult to game the system when so many real people cast ballots. However, there are some simple actions you can take to help protect your vote further: – Call […]

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Nearly a half-million registered voters in Wisconsin have an option to vote on hand-marked, hand counted paper ballots but …

Edge Touchscreen Voting Machine. Ask for a paper ballot instead of voting on one of these. … clerks are pressuring voters to use touchscreen machines! By Marianne Moonhouse Paper Ballots provide a verifiable paper trail in case there is need for a recount or ballot impoundment. Voters can be more confident that their votes are […]

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Circled counties indicate where ballots are hand-counted in Wisconsin

WI counties and municipalities that employ hand-counted paper ballots & touchscreen system

By Marianne Moonhouse This list includes all the Wisconsin counties and known municipalities that employ a voting system of hand-counted paper ballot and HAVA-accessible touchscreen voting machines. All the following counties use AVC EDGE touchscreens, except for Ashland and Bayfield, which use ES&S AutoMark, and Calumet, which uses the Premier AccuVote TSX. The ES&S Automark […]

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Know Your Voting Rights and Vote June 5th

This information is courtesy of the ACLU. This article is available as a PDF download (See link at end of article). Print and distribute freely. Please know your rights and vote in the historic recall election June 5, 2012: NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED ON JUNE 5 You May Vote in Wisconsin If: • You will […]

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Meet Command Central, the People in Charge of Wisconsin Voting Machines

By Barbara With, Marianne M. Moonhouse and John Washburn Command Central is one of Wisconsin’s leading vendors of voting machines and election supplies. They are distributors for Dominion Voting Systems, a privately-owned electronic voting equipment company. Founded in Canada in 2002, Dominion is now based in Denver, CO, since their acquisitions of Premier Election Solutions, […]

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