With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]
A UW-Madison study released this week found that nearly 17,000 potential voters were deterred from casting a ballot in the 2016 election because of Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and that the law disproportionately prevented African-Americans and low-income people from voting. The study, which cost Dane County $55,000 to complete, prompted Republican State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk […]
On this episode of A Rational Basis, Kellen O’Brien speaks with Anita Johnson about Wisconsin’s “Voter ID” law. How will voting rights be protected now that the law has been approved by the courts? Johnson explains how Wisconsin’s photo ID law impacted the voting rights of minority, poor, and elderly residents in previous elections, and […]
After reports that the Wisconsin DMV had given out inaccurate information to those seeking a voter ID, the law is back in court. Judge James Peterson had harsh words for the State and its implementation of the ID process. Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin Now joins Tony Castaneda to talk about the case. Judge Blasts […]
Did you know that 24 percent of Milwaukee African-Americans voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 or that before voter ID, it was too easy for some people to vote? These are 2 assertions made by witnesses trying to defend Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Tony Castaneda talks with Mike Browne, Deputy Director of One Wisconsin Now, […]
(WORT) — This week we cover Wisconsin’s right-to-work law being put on hold, the Madison Common Council proposing to take away powers from the mayor, and Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon talks to Madison rock duo Dick the Bruiser.