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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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Wisconsin: New Year, Same Stench

June 5, 2012 What we got tonight in Wisconsin was the same old stench, coming from the same old corner of the room. To wit, there was a huge turnout (highly favorable to the Democratic candidate Barrett), in fact they’re still waiting in line to vote in Milwaukee and elsewhere nearly two hours after poll […]

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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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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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John Washburn: The Machine Rejected My Legally-Marked Ballot

This article originally appeared November 3, 2010 on the blog of John Washburn, a software quality professional since 1994 and a software developer from 1985 to 1994. Mr. Washburn has extensive experience in most areas of software quality including test planning, test execution, test tracking, defect analysis, root cause analysis, software configuration management, tool integration […]

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OPINION: What Today’s Recall Primary Winners Mean To Wisconsin

[This article reflects the opinion of the author. Click here for WCMC’s editorial policy on election coverage.] The people of Wisconsin are voting to pick the challengers to recall our TEA Party Governor, 1% Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four TEA GOP state senators. It is the ultimate showdown of what our uprising in […]

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Don’t Spoil Your Ballot

I just voted in Madison, and even though there were clear instructions about this posted in the voting booth itself, the ballot was still a little visually confusing. If you are not voting in a senate recall race, you may cast TWO votes – one for Governor and one for Lt. Governor. If you are […]

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