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Bill would allow electronic voting for in-person absentee ballots

A federal judge in July 2016 struck down certain restrictions on early voting hours and locations in the One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen case.
WisPolitics
12/08/2017
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Assembly Bill Runs Afoul of Federal Court Decision Protecting Early Voting

A public hearing on Assembly Bill 637 today underscores serious flaws in the proposal that put it at odds with a federal court decision protecting early voting.
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One Wisconsin Institute
11/28/2017
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Milwaukee Announces New Early Voting Sites for 2018 Election

Nelson commented that midtown was on the places with an early voting site in Milwaukee. This came about due to One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen.
Milwaukee Courier
11/18/2017
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Milwaukee to increase number of early voting sites

Tom Barrett joined One Wisconsin Institute in announcing the city approved funds for eight places where Milwaukee resident can vote absentee in person.
Wisconsin Radio Network
11/16/2017
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Institute Praises Milwaukee Action to Expand Early Voting Opportunities

Voting rights advocates are celebrating passage of a budget provision adding early voting sites in the City of Milwaukee.
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One Wisconsin Institute
11/15/2017
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ICYMI: Election Commission Head Statements on Voter ID Law

The head of the Wisconsin Election Commission agreed that the state’s strict voter ID law targeted specific communities.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/19/2017
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Supreme Court gerrymandering case: Wisconsin and beyond

Supreme Court gerrymandering case focusing on Wisconsin raises the issue of defending voting rights against voter suppression. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
MSNBC
10/08/2017
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Thousands Of Wisconsinites Denied Voting Rights In 2016

A new study surveyed registered non-voters in last year’s general election and found thousands of people were denied their basic right to vote.
Rising Up
09/29/2017
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Voter ID Suppressed the Vote Exactly as Wisconsin Republicans Predicted

Later on the witness stand in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Now challenging the voter ID law, Albaugh described the tension in closed door caucus.
Center for Media and Democracy
09/26/2017
Press Release

STUDY: Scott Walker, GOP Voter ID Law Kept Voters From Voting

Thousands of legal voters in Wisconsin were prevented from casting a ballot in the November 2016 election because of the state’s strict voter ID law.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/25/2017
Press Release

Scott Walker's Long Record of Attacking Rights of People of Color

Scott Walker’s decades-long record of undermining social justice and attacking the rights of people of color is appalling.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/16/2017
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Scott Walker Silence on Trump Racism Deafening, Walker Record Speaks Volumes

Scott Walker’s record on attacking the voting rights of people of color for political gain is unconstitutional and the definition of racism.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/16/2017
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Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, and Reince Priebus: Nasty, Brutish, and Short

“Throughout his tenure as a top Republican Party insider, Reince Priebus has been intimately involved in despicable efforts to silence the voices of legal voters.”
The Progressive
07/31/2017
Press Release

One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee

Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Institute released the following statements regarding the first meeting of Donald Trump’s voter suppression committee.
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One Wisconsin Institute
07/19/2017
Press Release

Report Suggests Wisconsin Voters Targeted by Collusion

We’re owed answers about these serious allegation about meddling with the election in Wisconsin from the governor of Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/13/2017
Press Release

Scott Walker Wraps Himself in Hypocrisy With Latest Fundraising Solicitation

If You Love American Democracy, What Scott Walker Has Done to Elections in Wisconsin Will Break Your Heart.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/12/2017
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Liberals, states push back on Trump commission’s request for voter data

In Wisconsin, liberals were quick to pounce. One Wisconsin Now called on Gov. Scott Walker to, in their words, protect Wisconsin voters' privacy from Donald Trump.
Rhinelander Daily News
07/06/2017
Press Release

Scott Walker Standing By Instead of Standing Up

As outrage over Donald Trump's gang's request for personal voting information spreads, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to dodge the issue.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/05/2017
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Wisconsin Elections Panel Hasn’t Discussed Voter Request Yet

One Wisconsin Now [said] Trump can't be trusted with voter data since the FBI is investigating potential coordination between his campaign and Russia.
Associated Press
06/30/2017
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Protect Voters' Privacy

“There is no way Donald Trump and his cabal can be trusted with one single voter’s sensitive, personal information.”
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One Wisconsin Now
06/30/2017
Press Release

Voting Rights Leader Highlights Fight Against GOP Election-Rigging Efforts

Jason Kander joined with Wisconsin voting rights activists to discuss how critical it is, now more than ever, to protect voting rights.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/25/2017
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U.S. Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin redistricting case

The liberal group One Wisconsin Now accused Republicans of pursuing appeals for their own self-interest, not to serve the cause of electoral fairness.
Lakeland Times
06/23/2017
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Reaction to Court’s Decision to Hear Redistricting Case

"Wisconsin Republicans have put their own political interests before everything else with their manipulation of the rules on voting."
Associated Press
06/19/2017
Press Release

Supreme Court to Consider GOP Rigging District Lines for Political Benefit

Wisconsin GOP Pursuit of Political Power and Unfair Partisan Advantage ‘Undermines the Integrity of Our Elections and Shakes the Foundations of Our Democracy’
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One Wisconsin Now
06/19/2017
Press Release

Donald Trump Commission to Investigate Baseless Voting Impropriety Claims

The real electoral fraud is partisan politicians manipulating the rules on voting to gain an unfair partisan advantage.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/11/2017
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Madison absentee voting numbers close to presidential primary turnout

Voter turnout has increased since a federal court ruling in the One Wisconsin Institute case in July 2016 lifted a state prohibition on municipalities offering more than one location for in-person absentee...
Capital Times
04/03/2017
Press Release

Federal Court Hears Oral Arguments in Appeals on Voting Rights Case

A three judge panel today heard oral arguments in appeals of the federal voting rights case One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.
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One Wisconsin Institute
02/24/2017
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One Wisconsin Now
02/20/2017
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Trump Administration in Reruns With Proposed Investigation of Voting Impropriety

Donald Trump is reported to be issuing an order today calling for an investigation into his allegations of voting impropriety in the 2016 November election.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/26/2017
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One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Trump Phony Voter Fraud Claims

The only fraud in our elections are partisan politicians like Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker manipulating the voting laws for political gain.
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One Wisconsin Institute
01/25/2017
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Statements of One Wisconsin Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by continuing the fight to secure the rights of all Americans to make their voices heard in our elections.
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One Wisconsin Institute
01/15/2017
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Voter Suppression Works Too Well

Frank v. Walker as well as One Wisconsin Institute, Inc., et al. v. Mark Thomsen, et al., both cases that contest Wisconsin’s photo-ID laws.
American Prospect
01/11/2017
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Scott Walker: Wisconsin is ‘still one of the easiest places in the country to vote’

Wisconsin saw record-high early voting numbers in the presidential election, made possible by a lawsuit filed by the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute.
Capital Times
12/27/2016
Press Release

As in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, NC and MI GOP Seek to Rig Rules to Preserve Power

Republicans have shown they have no qualms about disenfranchising voters or dismantling anti-corruption laws as they rig rules to try to keep their grip on power.
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One Wisconsin Now
12/15/2016
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Promotes Election Falsehoods

Scott Walker is defending his rigging of rules on voting to give himself and Republicans an unfair partisan advantage by making false assertions about voter ID.
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One Wisconsin Now
12/01/2016
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Why Does Scott Walker Get a Pass on Election Lie?

Allowing Scott Walker to spread misinformation about the impact of the voter ID law undermines the integrity of our elections.
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Scot Ross
11/30/2016
Press Release

Statements of One Wisconsin Institute Regarding Potential Wisconsin Recount

Regardless of what Donald Trump tweets, we proved in court the real fraud is GOP politicians rigging the system by changing the rules for their partisan gain.
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One Wisconsin Institute
11/28/2016
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At least 399 votes not counted because voter didn’t provide valid ID

Jenni Dye said the number of voters who had to cast provisional ballots because they lacked an ID is “really just the tip of the iceberg”
Wisconsin State Journal
11/23/2016
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What You Need to Know About Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Prebius

According to One Wisconsin Now, he may have been planning to collude in voter suppression in Wisconsin in 2010.
Care2.com
11/23/2016
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Wisconsin’s “epidemic” of voter suppression

Scot Ross of the liberal One Wisconsin Institute, says restrictive voting laws could have turned the state red for the first time in 32 years of presidential elections.
Isthmus
11/17/2016
Press Release

Trump Poised to Follow GOP Playbook of Rigging Rules on Voting for Partisan Gain?

Recent reports are suggesting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is among the leading contenders for Attorney General in the administration of Donald Trump.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/16/2016
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Did Voter ID Hand Wisconsin to Trump?

Analiese Eicher, program and development director for One Wisconsin Institute, said the voter ID law had an impact on voter turnout.
Shepherd Express
11/15/2016
Press Release

Priebus Brings Voter Suppression to Oval Office

Donald Trump’s tapping of a leading figure in the “alt-right” movement to a top position in his administration has raised alarms across the political spectrum.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/14/2016
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Milwaukee elections head says voter ID law hurt city’s turnout

In ruling on a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute a judge found the state’s process for providing IDs to people who don’t have birth certificates violates voting rights.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
11/11/2016
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Why did Wisconsin see its lowest presidential election voter turnout in 20 years?

One Wisconsin Institute was a plaintiff in the case that overturned the state’s early voting restrictions.
Capital Times
11/11/2016
Press Release

Election Winner: Early Voting

The early voting numbers send a clear message to state lawmakers and local election administrators – voters have embraced early voting and they should too.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/08/2016
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Madison Election Day turnout lower than 2012 so far

A judge ruled in the One Wisconsin Institute case that certain laws restricting voting rights are unconstitutional.
Capital Times
11/08/2016
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Nearly 800,000 early votes cast so far in Wisconsin

Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Institute... issued a statement Monday calling early voting “an amazing success.”
Wisconsin State Journal
11/08/2016
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