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Tammy Baldwin takes in the moment after her victory speech at Monona Terrace in Madison Tuesday night. Baldwin becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate from Wisconsin and the first openly gay member to serve in the Senate. She defeated former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson to continue representing the people of Wisconsin in Washington DC.

November 7, 2012

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin waves to the crowd assembled at Wisconsin Capitol Monday for an election eve GOTV rally with President Obama, Rep. Mark Pocan and Bruce Springsteen. After serving 14 years in the US House of Representatives, Tammy Baldwin is running for US Senate in a tight race with former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson. Mark Pocan is on the ballot for the US Second Congressional District seat against opponent Chad Lee. Vote November 6.

November 6, 2012

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US Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin addresses the 30,000 folks gathered on Bascom Hill at UW-Madison to hear President Obama speak Thursday. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

October 5, 2012

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Dylan Brogan covers conservative talk show host Dana Loesch at the 2012 Tax Day rally in Madison WI. Photo: Michael Matheson

Freedom of the Press? Only if your colleagues behave.

By Leslie Amsterdam WTDY News reporter Dylan Brogan was barred from covering a Mitt Romney campaign event today in Madison featuring US Senator Ron Johnson. The event, held at the Monona Terrace, was open to the Press. Mr Brogan, carrying WTDY press credentials, was denied access to the meeting room and ultimately escorted from the […]

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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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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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