A federal appeals court ruled that a U.S. district judge must consider whether Wisconsin’s voter ID law applies to people who face “daunting obstacles” to obtaining valid IDs. WORT’s Darien Lamen spoke with Sean Young, a staff attorney for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, about what the new decision means for Wisconsin voters.
Rep. Mandela Barnes talks about challenging fellow Democrat Lena Taylor for her seat in the State Senate over issues of school reform and economic security.
Jill Stein, a candidate for the 2016 Green Party nomination for President of the United States, spoke with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the need for progressive voters to break what she calls an “abusive relationship” with the Democratic party.
Donald Trump supporters, protesters, and curious bystanders gathered in Janesville, Wisconsin today in anticipation of the GOP presidential candidate’s first campaign appearance in the state. Darien Lamen reports from the demilitarized zone.
Patrick Barrett talks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about third party candidates, the limits of electoral politics, and the rightward drift of the U.S. political system.
Today, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called WORT ahead of his campaign visit to Madison. He explained why he thought students and young people were so attracted to his campaign. He would not offer a prediction for the April 5th primary election in Wisconsin, saying he is focusing his attention now on getting more people […]