According to research from the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in forty-seven states have recently proposed legislation with restrictive provisions related to voting, including limiting early and absentee voting, voter ID law, election-day registration, disability access, and availability of polling places and ballot drop boxes. To get a clearer picture of what this means for […]
Last week, Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers proposed sweeping overhauls to how the state conducts its elections. The six bills would change requirements for indefinitely confined voters, institute stricter voter ID laws and bar election funding from private organizations. Advocacy groups and Wisconsin’s Democratic legislators swiftly condemned the bills, saying that they were thinly veiled attempts at […]
A recent article in Wisconsin Watch— “We’re not going to be quiet; disability community in Wisconsin demands better access to voting” by Nora Eckert, published earlier this week, shows just how difficult voting can be for disabled people, and casts some light on why Wisconsin is ranked 44th of all the states in the disability […]
With November 3 only two weeks away, today we learn about the ins-and-outs of several key election-related legal cases that are currently being litigated. “This year, there are unprecedented challenges to access to the ballot box,” says attorney Jeffrey Mandell. He joins us for the hour to discuss these challenges, including legal battles over Madison’s […]
Damita Brown talks with Christine Nobliss, Founder of Great Plains Action Society about Native American issues and how they intersect with Black issues: voter suppression; Covid-19 impact; missing, murdered and exploited women; land theft; gun violence and more. Support independent media at wortfm.org or call 608-256-2001!
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 […]