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WEC Debates Removing Voters From Rolls

WEC Debates Removing Voters From Rolls

If a voter is flagged for possibly moving, should they be removed?

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Wisconsin Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs has received threats to her children and family.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

State Declares Biden Won Election

State Declares Biden Won Election

With recounts finished, Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair signed the official determination, and Gov. Evers certified the results.

Republican Party Attempting to Disenfranchise Voters, Says WEC Commissioner Jacobs
State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

Central count operation will last until at least 3 a.m. with three shifts of 400 workers each.

Institute for Women’s Leadership to host Suffrage and Innovation 2020 conference
Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Only 19 cases that might have been fraud in past two years.

Schwantes for Judge campaign announces first 100 endorsements from community leaders
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Schwantes for Judge campaign announces first 100 endorsements from community leaders

Endorsers including Rep. Evan Goyke, six judges and more than 80 local attorneys

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

After weeks of discussion, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has approved the ballot application language.

Democrat Appointed Chair of State Elections Commission

Democrat Appointed Chair of State Elections Commission

Ann Jacobs will lead commission as it wrestles with election policy during a pandemic.

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

2.7 million registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.

Legislative Candidate Collected Signatures By Mail

Legislative Candidate Collected Signatures By Mail

Deb Andraca received five times the necessary nomination signatures.

How Will Candidates Get Nomination Signatures?

How Will Candidates Get Nomination Signatures?

Those running for fall elections can now gather signatures. But how to do this during a pandemic?

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Wisconsin Elections Commissions deadlocks on what to do about unpostmarked ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Risk Public Health With Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Risk Public Health With Election

Refusal of Vos and Fitzgerald to postpone election could cause more disease, deaths.

Will April Election be Postponed?

Will April Election be Postponed?

Preparation for election raises health concerns due to COVID-19.

Back in the News: 329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents
Back in the News

329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents

Skyrocketing rise since 2015 in report by local Jewish Community Relations Council.

Murphy’s Law: Why a Voter Purge Is So Critical
Murphy’s Law

Why a Voter Purge Is So Critical

The goal is to reelect Trump. Even if that means purging some Republican voters, too.

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

Will be fined $250 per day until they approve purge 209,000 names from voting list.

Elections Panel Deadlocks Again on Voting List Purge

Elections Panel Deadlocks Again on Voting List Purge

While court decision ordering purge appealed, state elections commission’s members evenly divided by party.

Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to receive 2019 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
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Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to receive 2019 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award

Arno and Pardeep were chosen for their individual and collaborative work to counter hate, provide a model for friendship and the power to change one’s life.

Op Ed: The Senate’s Saturday Night Massacre

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $250

Op Ed: The Senate’s Saturday Night Massacre
Op Ed

The Senate’s Saturday Night Massacre

Its attempt to fire the bipartisan head of state Elections Commission is clearly illegal.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald

His call to fire elections commission leader defies the law and common sense.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Anti-Semitism
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Anti-Semitism

Study finds three-fold increase in metro area. Jewish leaders blame Trump.

Audit reveals increase in anti-Semitic incidents
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Audit reveals increase in anti-Semitic incidents

Last year included an extraordinarily high number of local anti-Semitic incidents.

The State of Politics: New Commission Must Resolve Voting Mess
The State of Politics

New Commission Must Resolve Voting Mess

Partisan Elections Commission replaced state GAB; how will it perform?

House Confidential: Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion
House Confidential

Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion

New appointee to state Elections Commission overhauled his East Side mansion.

Governor Walker Appoints Beverly Gill and Julie Glancey to Elections Commission
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Governor Walker Appoints Beverly Gill and Julie Glancey to Elections Commission

Gill is the Wisconsin Legislature majority party nominee, and Glancey is the Wisconsin Legislature minority party nominee.

Jewish Community denounces hateful rhetoric, calls for compassionate treatment of refugees

Contribution to Meagan Holman of $100

Jewish Community denounces hateful rhetoric, calls for compassionate treatment of refugees

Contribution to Johnny Thomas of $100

Jewish Community denounces hateful rhetoric, calls for compassionate treatment of refugees
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Jewish Community denounces hateful rhetoric, calls for compassionate treatment of refugees

“Such hateful and xenophobic invective against Muslims has no place in our political discourse.”

Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

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Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge
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Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

Milwaukee—Gwen Connolly today announced the endorsement of more than 160 additional attorneys and eleven more current and former judges in her race for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 44, underlining her broad support in the legal community. Connolly previously announced the endorsement of more than a dozen circuit court and municipal judges, and many attorneys working to serve the poor. “Gwen Connolly is the right choice at the right time,” said Judge David Borowski. “She understands the law, the role of attorneys and judges, and commands the respect of her colleagues in the courtroom. She will be an excellent judge.” “It is an honor to have the support of so many of my colleagues in legal profession, all of whom share my vision for a justice system that works for the citizens of Milwaukee County,” said Connolly, a well-known consumer advocate. “I have been practicing law for more than 20 years, and in that time I have gained a true understanding of the law and how it applies in the real world. I’m ready to get to work.” “Gwen Connolly is an excellent lawyer and more than qualified to take on the role of a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge,” said Attorney Eduardo Borda. “She advocates for citizens with wisdom and understanding, and as a judge, she would bring fairness, impartiality, and knowledge to the bench. She is the best choice and I am proud to support her. Gwen Connolly would make a superb judge.” “I have worked with Gwen for years, and I have seen firsthand the passion and commitment that she brings to everything she does,” said Attorney Margaret Hickey. “She works diligently for her clients and with excellent ethics. I am sure she will bring the same level of dedication to the bench.” “Gwen has a true commitment to her community both inside and outside the courtroom,” said Attorney Joseph Alioto. “Her desire to help others and her work to make Milwaukee County a better place has won her recognition from her colleagues, the State Bar, Legal Action, and the American Legion. She is the right person for the job, and I hope others will join me in supporting her.” “Gwen Connolly is the best choice for Branch 44,” said Attorney Jackie Boynton. “She is fair, understands the law, and truly appreciates the Milwaukee community. She’s well-positioned to succeed in any courtroom and I’m proud to be supporting her.” The following judges and attorneys today endorsed Gwen Connolly for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 44. The Honorable David L. Borowski, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Jane V. Carroll, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Dennis Moroney, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Ralph Ramirez, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable J.D. Watts, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Timothy Witkowiak, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Paul Christensen, Whitefish Bay Municipal Court Judge The Honorable Donald Hassin, former Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Joseph McCormack, former Ozaukee […]

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

The State of Politics: Will Voters End Era of “Shirley’s Court”?
The State of Politics

Will Voters End Era of “Shirley’s Court”?

Shirley Abrahamson has been chief justice for 19 years, but controversial referendum question could end her reign.

Milwaukee Lawyer Jacobs To Lead Wisconsin Association for Justice
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Milwaukee Lawyer Jacobs To Lead Wisconsin Association for Justice

Ann S. Jacobs, a Milwaukee trial lawyer, has been elected as the 2015 President of Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ).

Plenty of Horne: Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings

The city hasn't allocated money to maintain them. Should the nearby Business Improvement District adopt them?