Voter Suppression

With Scott Walker leading the charge, Wisconsin Republicans have systematically sought to make voting more difficult and manipulate state law.

Special Interest Shenanigans in 21st Assembly District

We know from news reports and court documents that Jessie Rodriguez's boss and the head of groups that have spent big money trying to get her elected were given special access to redistricting maps before they were made public.

One Wisconsin Now Demands Republican Legislators Come Clean on Destruction of Records

MADISON, Wis. — Amid allegations and a court investigation of the possible illegal destruction of hundreds of thousands of records related to state Republicans’ redrawing of legislative districts, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross demanded Republican legislators stop stonewalling and start delivering answers. Ross commented, “Every single Republican legislator has a choice. They can […]

One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Elections Commission Complaint Against Rep. Paul Ryan

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now today filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging U.S. Representative and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is improperly using Congressional campaign funds to boost the Republican Presidential ticket. Ryan, who has claimed he has a 25-point lead in the U.S. House race according to a poll […]

One Wisconsin Now Files Ethics Complaint Against Robin Vos, Bob Ziegelbauer over Free Legal Fees

MADISON, Wis. — State Reps. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) violated state ethic laws by accepting free legal counsel related to their efforts to join a lawsuit over the state’s Jim Crow-era voter identification legislation, according to a complaint filed today by One Wisconsin Now with the state’s Government Accountability Board. “The ethics line […]

Redistricting Maps Shared with Former Assembly Speaker Jensen

Three days before new election maps were made available to the public, Republicans supplied copies of some of them to former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, who now heads a group that spends heavily to elect GOP lawmakers. The emails show the Republicans drawing the legislative maps were willing to share their work with Jensen and […] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

One Wisconsin Now Statement on GOP Redistricting Secrecy Pledge

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne made the following statement regarding regarding reports that nearly every Republican state legislator signed a “secrecy pledge”, agreeing not talk about the redistricting power grab legislation being drafted behind closed doors by their leadership: “I don’t know what’s a bigger outrage, the reported Republican legislative […]

Fitzmandering: GOP creates terrible redistricting mess

Harsh words from the Tomah Journal about the Republican redistricting fiasco they call a ‘war on voting’: Wisconsin used to have one of the nation’s most efficient, honest and voter-friendly election systems in the country. No more. A draconian photo ID requirement will make it more difficult for legitimate voters to cast ballots, which ensures […]

GOP Redistricting Fiasco Gets Worse

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the fiasco caused by the Republicans rush to try and rig election districts in the redistricting process. Since taking power in January, Republicans have systematically attacked voting rights and focused on an extreme, divisive agenda to solidify their political power […]

Republican Senator Schultz to vote against recall changes.

Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) told the Associated Press on Monday that he would not votefor a bill introduced on Friday by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) that would immediately put into place new legislative districts created by the recent Republican-led redistricting plan.”Mary Lazich believes that only Republicans should get to vote,” said Scot Ross, […] [Dane 101]

Redistricting doesn’t affect Madison

In Madison, however, it looks like changes will be minimal, most likely because the GOP figured the city and the surrounding area were a lost cause when it comes to redrawing boundaries. “Republicans can’t gain seats in Madison,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a Madison-based progressive advocacy group. “All the districts […] [Wisconsin State Journal]

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Republican Partisan Election Map Scheme

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the Republican closed-door redistricting scheme, which has produced partisan election maps drastically altering existing legislative districts across Wisconsin. “The Republicans have used their complete control of state government to unveil from behind closed doors the most partisan redistricting scheme in […]