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 […]
According to a new study from the UW-Madison Elections Research Center, presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a slight lead over Donald Trump in three key battleground states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Currently, Biden holds a six percent lead over Trump here in Wisconsin. The states, all of which were won by Trump in […]
On July 30, President Trump took to his favorite communication tool, Twitter. He posted: As with many of Trump’s comments, it’s difficult to tell whether or not he actually believes he has the power to delay the election, or if he’s simply kicking the beehive. Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the LaFollette […]
There’s a spring election tomorrow, so host Patty Peltekos delves into the wide expanse of election-related issues in Wisconsin. The basics: How do I vote? Do I need voter identification? Who’s on my ballot? What’s the state referendum about? The abstract: How is voting in Wisconsin different than other states? Will my vote count? What […]
Amidst all of the political buzz with the general election this fall, the Elections Research Center at UW fosters academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. Today guest host Mike Wagner talks with director Barry Burden about the center and their […]
Barry Burden speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about why a Wisconsin trial could set a new precedent for the way voting maps are drawn across the country.