Scott Walker’s going to have to tell the people of Wisconsin how restricting their right to vote is creating more transparency. [the Progressive]
The request for this early voting crackdown was made by Robin Vos’ office a mere eight days after the election. [In These Times]
Lame-duck limits on early voting – and the arguments for them – resemble ones already rejected by a judge
The lawsuit that resulted in the earlier limits being struck down was brought by two liberal groups. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tensions are running high in state politics as Governor Scott Walker considers a package of bills passed in a special legislative session. [WMTV-TV]
A 2011 lawsuit filed by One Wisconsin [Institute] resulted in a federal judge striking down Wisconsin Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote. [the Guardian]
Mike Browne, the deputy director of One Wisconsin Now, had a similarly accommodating analysis of Evers’ calculus. [Huffington Post]
‘It’s a hot mess’: Tony Evers urges Scott Walker to veto GOP lame duck proposals limiting his powers on ‘Meet the Press’
Ross was especially critical of a provision in the plans to limit early voting to two weeks. It has been as much as six weeks. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Scot Ros told Gousha that Republicans are "attacking early voting" and defying the judge's order in the 2016 case. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Power Grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan. Guest 1: Analiese Eicher, Program Director, One Wisconsin Now. [Progressive Voices Network]
One Wisconsin Now says Republicans are attacking access to voting by placing new limits on early voting. [WISN-TV]
One Wisconsin Institute has signaled it may rekindle its legal fight against the early voting restrictions. [Wisconsin State Journal]
"They have hidden behind closed doors and in secret to conspire and contrast a direct assault on the peaceful transition of power." [WISC-TV]
“Progressives have to defend a Supreme Court seat in April of 2019 — this will help them do that,” said Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal outside group. [Politico]
In 2016, One Wisconsin Now filed a lawsuit after Republican’s tried a similar measure to curtail early voting. [WKOW-TV]
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now tweeted Wednesday that it was already in consultation with attorneys. [Wisconsin Watchdog]
"More than 565,000 people early voted in the November 2018 election. Record-setting early voting is not an emergency -- it's democracy," [Center for Media and Democracy]
The attorney for the organization that filed the lawsuit, One Wisconsin Institute, has vowed to challenge the latest restriction. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now ... said it would likely sue over the new cap, too, after the bill is signed. [Capital Times]
Wisconsin Republicans intent on invalidating the results of the 2018 election and undermining the orderly transfer of power. [Huffington Post]
Winners and losers: Vos and Fitzgerald get what they want, plus a public outcry, in lame-duck session
One Wisconsin Now ... sound like they are chomping at the bit to challenge the grab bag of GOP goodies. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Others, including the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, have indicated they plan to file lawsuits over the proposals [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Republicans are thumbing their noses at a federal judge's order and we are conferring with our counsel about next steps. [WTMJ-TV]
One Wisconsin Institute is considering challenging the new early voting restrictions. [Isthmus]
"Scott Walker may be on the way out of office for the first time in a quarter century ... but his corrosive brand of politics lives on in his fellow Republicans." [Common Dreams]
Analiese Eicher said the liberal advocacy organization is willing to take any legal action necessary. [WKOW-TV]
While Wisconsin Slept Republicans Rejected Will of Voters and Worked Against Orderly Transition of Power
While Wisconsin slept last night, Republicans worked behind closed doors on schemes to reject the results of the November 2018 midterm elections.
Republicans in the legislature are rejecting the results of the 2018 elections they lost and actively undermining the orderly transition of power.
“Republicans like Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald want to end that because they think the problem with these elections was that too many people voted.” [Capital Times]
"The underlying theme though that it's just incredibly disrespectful to the 2.6 million-plus voters who cast a ballot in this most recent election.” [Public News Service]
Republicans believe they lost the November election because too many people voted here, and are trying to undo the results of the vote. [the Guardian]
The Wisconsin GOP is set to make an unprecedented power grab to enhance their powers and limit Governor-elect Evers. [WRRD-AM]
GOP Blames Voters Voting for Electoral Defeats, Proposes Plan to Limit Participation in 2020 State High Court Race
Republicans appear to have settled on an explanation for why they lost every statewide race on the ballot in the November 6 elections: Too many voters voted.
Analiese Eicher noted Republicans fought plans to hold special elections this year and complained about the cost of past recall elections. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Robin Vos was not elected Governor. He does not have a mandate from the people of Wisconsin for his brand of extreme partisanship.
Robin Vos hit a foul note suggesting just the opposite with a call for a right-wing power grab in a lame duck session, before Democrats take the offices.
In September 2018 Scott Walker charged Wisconsin taxpayers over $6,500 to fly from Madison to Milwaukee to Omaha, Nebraska and back to Madison.
That we are all paying for tax cuts for the mega-wealthy who are working with Paul Ryan to fund the appallingly racist and negative ads is deeply troubling. [Sludge]
A report found Scott Walker’s haul of $11.5 million from donors not living in Wisconsin through early October led the nation for out-of-state contributions.
Eric Trump will be flying in to Wisconsin today as Republicans experience electoral turbulence across the country and here in state.
Trump's visit "just reinforces Walker's racist, sexist, xenophobic record," said Analiese Eicher, program director for the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now obtained a copy of the ad Friday. It says the buy is $740,000 in Green Bay, Wausau and La Crosse. [Associated Press]
Senate Candidate Roger Roth Touts ‘Independent Voice’ in Campaign Ads, Voted Party Line 98.9 Percent of the Time in Most Recent Legislative Session
Roger Roth is claiming he is an “independent voice” in his state senate campaign television advertising. But Roth overwhelmingly voted the GOP party line.
In an amazing piece of poll magic, Scott Walker managed to improve his numbers by exactly the same numbers pollster Franklin flipped his sample.
Recently filed campaign finance reports reveal Attorney General Brad Schimel has tapped a big pipeline to campaign cash.
Trailing in the polls and desperate to continue his quarter century political career, Scott Walker is “getting back to basics.”
Scot Ross joined Joy Reid to discuss Wisconsin's 2018 gubernatorial race where public education advocate Tony Evers faces Scott Walker. [MSNBC]
When VP Mike Pence jets to Wisconsin today on Air Force 2 to raise campaign cash, he’ll be greeted at the airport by frequent flyer Gov. Scott Walker.
"Charles Franklin has proven if you poll Scott Walker supporters, Scott Walker will do okay."
"If you poll Scott Walker supporters, Scott Walker will do OK," liberal activist Scot Ross, head of the group One Wisconsin Now, said in a statement. [Associated Press]
The Same Gang That Tried to Win Election With Ad Outing Child Victim of Sex Assault Now Misleads on Record of Tony Evers.