In November 2019, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) arguing that they were required by state law to remove over 200,000 names from the voter rolls due to changes in residential address. On December 13, 2019, a judge ruled in WILL’s favor and the […]
With 2020 fast approaching, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour discussing all things voting with Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell. They cover topics like ballot design, polling locations, voter ID laws and voter suppression, early voting, voter turnout, election tampering and misinformation, campaign finance, and looking to next year’s local and general elections—all in […]
After the race for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General was neck and neck all night, we have a winner. And it’s Democrat Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and son of the former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Kaul announced victory the morning after the elections, and WORT News Director Molly Stentz was there.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Three panelists with expertise in media, political reporting and the news industry will engage in a public discussion about journalism ethics and the special challenges of covering politics in highly polarized times. The panelists are: • David Folkenflik is the New York City-based media correspondent for NPR News and […]
As Wisconsin’s elections approach, one non-profit is calling for voters to start talking about race. On the eve of last week’s primary, the group Kids Forward declared the start of a new campaign, called Race to the Polls. Spokesperson Wenona Wolf says it’s really more of a movement. “The real goal of the campaign is […]
“Your air. Your land. Your water. Your vote.” On today’s show, Patty Peltekos is joined in the studio by Jennifer Giegerich, Government Affairs Director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. They discuss environmental issues that are of importance to voters in the upcoming election, including air and water quality, clean energy, public lands and […]