Elections & Voter Rights Category Archive


  • Data Shows Republican Voter Roll Purge Targets Democratic Voting Communities

    The communities with the largest numbers of voters targeted in a right-wing instigated voter roll purge also delivered big vote margins for Democrats in 2016.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/23/2019
  • TBT: Voter Purge Not First Time Right Wing in Wisconsin Tried to Rig the Rules for Dan Kelly’s Court Campaign

    The right-wing effort to impose a voter roll purge in Wisconsin is just the latest effort to rig the rules to give Dan Kelly an unfair advantage.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/19/2019
  • Mischief Likely to Result From GOP Guidance on Voter Roll Purge

    Inviting the meddling of Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald means more electoral mischief, not solutions.

    Wisconsin Examiner, 12/06/2019
  • Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Student Voter ID Laws

    A state-based advocacy group filed a similar federal lawsuit challenging requirements for student IDs earlier this year.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/20/2019
  • A Simple Choice For Dan Kelly: Fair Elections or Voter Roll Purges

    The case is being brought by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), with whom Dan Kelly has been closely associated.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Sued to Enforce Voter-Roll Purges

    Reacting to WILL’s lawsuit Wednesday, liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now condemned the suit.

    Courthouse News Service, 11/14/2019
  • Conservative Group’s Lawsuit Seeks Purge of State Voter Rolls

    One Wisconsin Now Institute said the suit is a tactic utilized around the country by conservatives seeking to manipulate the rules on voting.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 11/13/2019
  • Conservative Group Filing Lawsuit Against State Elections Commission’s Voter Eligibility Policy

    [One Wisconsin Institute] said WILL's suit is an attempt to manipulate the rules to give conservative-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/13/2019
  • Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor

    Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Lame-Duck Arguments

    One Wisconsin [Institute] won a victory in January, convincing U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early-voting restrictions.

    Associated Press, 10/20/2019
  • Right Wing Ramps Up to Elect Their Man on State Supreme Court With Voter Roll Purge Push

    The right wing in Wisconsin is going to pull out all the stops to keep Dan Kelly around like trying to bully a commission into a pre-election voter roll purge.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2019
  • A Complaint Says 234,000 Voters in Wisconsin Should Be Purged From Voter Rolls Before 2020 Presidential Primary

    Analiese Eicher told CNN the recent complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission could negatively affect demographics groups that tend to vote Democrat.

    CNN, 10/17/2019
  • Group Seeks to Remove Thousands From Wisconsin’s Voter Rolls Because They Are Believed to Have Moved

    Analiese Eicher, executive director of the liberal One Wisconsin Now, accused the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty of trying to give Republicans an advantage in next year's elections with a "back-door voter roll purge."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Faces Complaint

    Mike Browne, Deputy Director at One Wisconsin Institute, explains the ERIC process.

    WORT-FM, 10/16/2019
  • Complaint Could Make Up to 234K Wisconsin Voters Ineligible

    Analiese Eicher, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute said this was an attempt to "bully the Elections Commission into a backdoor voter roll purge."

    Associated Press, 10/16/2019
  • Right Wing Launches Campaign to Bully Wisconsin Elections Commission Into Voter Roll Purge

    The right wing in Wisconsin has a long and shameful record of manipulating the rules on voting for their own advantage.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/16/2019
  • Federal Judge Deals Wisconsin Democrats Defeat in Lame-Duck Law Fight

    Badger State liberals did see a win in another federal lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Courthouse News Service, 09/30/2019
  • Republicans Reject Attorney General Effort to Comply With Law They Passed

    GOP legislators agreed to confidentiality when leaders rigged district lines, now reject effort to comply with law they passed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2019
  • Three Year Anniversary of Victory for Voter Rights in Wisconsin

    In the three years since Judge Peterson’s ruling, Wisconsin voters have shown that they will vote when given the opportunity to vote.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/29/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Lame-duck Laws

    A judge in January ruled against Republicans in a challenge from One Wisconsin Institute.

    Capital Times, 06/21/2019
  • Wisconsin’s Lame-Duck Lawsuits: Where Are They Now?

    The original case the lame-duck grievance was filed under is still awaiting a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/18/2019
  • A Look at Where Wisconsin’s Lame-duck Laws, Challenges Stand

    [One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the early-voting restrictions in federal court in December.

    Associated Press, 06/12/2019
  • Wisconsin High Court Reinstates Most Lame-Duck Laws

    In the second federal lawsuit filed by One Wisconsin Institute... [James Peterson] blocked early-voting limits.

    Courthouse News Service, 06/12/2019
  • Wisconsin Celebrates Milestone in Fight for Voting Rights

    On this day in 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to give women the right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/10/2019
  • Lame-Duck Laws Debated in Wisconsin High Court

    In one of the suits, filed by One Wisconsin Institute [a judge] blocked early-voting limits contained in the lame-duck bills.

    Courthouse News Service, 05/15/2019
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Attack Lame-duck Arguments

    [One Wisconsin Institute] persuaded U.S. District Judge James Peterson ... to strike down the limits on early in-person voting.

    Associated Press, 05/15/2019
  • Republicans Refuse to Allow Votes on Budget Proposals to Help People Vote

    Republicans summed up their attitude toward democracy and voter rights today by refusing to even allow a vote on voter rights.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/14/2019
  • Federal Lawsuit Challenges Wisconsin Student Voter ID Law

    In 2016, a federal court in Wisconsin struck down the requirement that college or university IDs be unexpired.

    Associated Press, 04/23/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Sued Over Student ID Limits

    The ruling echoed Judge Peterson’s previous 2016 injunction he handed down after One Wisconsin Institute sued ... over voting laws.

    Courthouse News Service, 04/23/2019
  • Lame-duck Scorecard: Where the Cases Stand in the Fight Over GOP Laws Limiting Wisconsin Governor

    One Wisconsin Institute... asked U.S. District Judge James Peterson to enforce his earlier [early voting] decision.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/04/2019
  • No Joke: Record Early Voting in Spring 2019 Election

    Early and absentee voting in the April 2019 election has reached record levels for a non-presidential primary Spring election.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 04/01/2019
  • Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional

    [One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.

    TruthOut, 03/23/2019
  • Secrecy Speaker Robin Vos Says He Won’t Talk in Lawsuit Over Rigged Legislative Districts

    Robin Vos won’t talk in connection with a lawsuit filed over his and state Republicans’ rigging of state legislative district lines.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/21/2019
  • Scott Walker Hired to Do What He Does Best, Rig Voting Rules to Get Unfair Partisan Advantage

    A right-wing group formed to help Republicans rig districts for an unfair electoral advantage announced it has retained Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/21/2019
  • Evers Moves to Withdraw State From ACA Lawsuit After Judge Blocks Lame-duck Laws, Reviews Other Options

    A federal judge ruled in January in favor of One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin in a challenge...

    Capital Times, 03/21/2019
  • Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional

    [One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.

    Center for Media and Democracy, 03/21/2019
  • Dane County Judge Temporarily Blocks Lame-duck Laws Limiting Power of Wisconsin Governor, Attorney General

    A federal judge ruled in favor of One Wisconsin Institute ... in a challenge against the provisions of the extraordinary session laws

    Capital Times, 03/21/2019
  • Dane County Judge Puts Off Decision in Lame Duck Lawsuit

    Liberal advocacy group [One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the law’s early-voting restrictions in federal court.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/19/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders Plan to Help Voters Obtain IDs From DMV Offices

    “The real fraud in our elections is when politicians manipulate the rules to give themselves an unfair advantage.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/05/2019
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Executive Order Increasing Access to State ID

    We applaud Gov. Tony Evers’ leadership, taking Wisconsin in a new direction to help make voting easier and more convenient.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/04/2019
  • DMVs Could See Potential for Growth Via New Executive Order

    “Legal voters ... ought not be denied the right to have their voices heard in our elections because of bureaucratic roadblocks.”

    Daily Cardinal, 03/04/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders DOT to Develop Plan to Make Voter ID Documents More Accessible

    In a challenge brought by One Wisconsin Institute ... Judge James Peterson in 2016 found ... voting changes unconstitutional.

    Capital Times, 03/04/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights

    Gov. Tony Evers includes important steps to address the $1.5 trillion-plus student loan debt crisis and protect voting rights.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2019
  • Fourth Legal Challenge Filed to GOP Lame-duck Laws Stripping Powers From Tony Evers, Josh Kaul

    One Wisconsin [Institute] has sought to overturn the provisions of the lame-duck law that curtailed access to early voting.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/22/2019
  • Democratic Party of Wisconsin Files Lawsuit Against Lame-duck Legislation

    A conglomerate of labor union groups, the One Wisconsin Institute ... and three groups ... filed three separate lawsuits.

    Badger Herald, 02/21/2019
  • Wisconsin Democrats File 4th Lawsuit Against Lame-duck Law

    [One Wisconsin Institute persuaded a judge] to strike down sections of the lame-duck law that restricted early voting.

    Associated Press, 02/21/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers and AG Josh Kaul Refuse to Defend Lame-duck Laws Passed by GOP Before They Took Office

    One Wisconsin Institute ... asked a federal judge to block a provision that limited early voting.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/21/2019
  • Third Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Lame Duck Laws

    [One Wisconsin Institute’s] challenge against reducing early voting was struck down by U.S. District Judge James Peterson..

    WKOW-TV, 02/04/2019