Photo by Connor Betts on Unsplash. The lawsuit from Trump’s legal team asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to throw out hundreds of thousands of votes in Milwaukee and Dane County. It aims to garner Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes for President Trump, in a state president-elect Joe Biden won by more than 20,000 votes. The lawsuit, […]
A recent poll from POLITICO found that 70 percent of Republicans surveyed don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, with distrust particularly in the results from swing states like Wisconsin. Election experts, though, celebrate the 2020 election as a great success and the most secure in U.S. history. Election administrators quickly adapted to […]
In 2018, the Wisconsin partisan primary falls on August 14th. Political cynics, or, if you prefer, political realists, have noted that if you wanted to make it difficult for college students to vote, you couldn’t pick a better date than the day tens of thousands of University of Wisconsin students are homeless. Every year, on […]
Eight O’Clock host Brian Standing talks with Jeanne Massey, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota. For over a decade, FairVote Minnesota has championed ranked-choice voting as a way to improve elections and governance statewide. Ranked-choice voting is already in place in a dozen cities in the United States, helping to elect innovative new mayors like Betsy […]
Maine has been a leader in clean elections since the late 1990s. Now, Mainers are leading again by passing a cutting-edge reform in the voting process itself: Ranked choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting. Passed by referendum in November, Maine’s ranked choice voting will apply to races for Congress, Governor, and State Legislature but […]
An update on the recount madness. Cameron Bren, Sarah Hopefl, Patrick Waring, and Alejandro Alonso Galva reporting. **Correction: Since the airing of this broadcast more counties have decided to hand count their ballots. 49 counties will now recount their ballots by hand. Up from the reported 48.