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Jamey Francis: Identity Thief and Plagiarist

October 23, 2014 by Barbara With In a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Republican candidate for Assembly District 74 Jamey Francis responded to his criminal record for identity theft of an elementary school teacher by saying, “I’ve become a better person because of it.” Francis’ 2006 theft conviction came after he was charged with […]

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Know Your Governor

October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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Republican gerrymandering creates opportunities for Wisconsin Democrats

By Hematite Last year’s partisan redistricting, or gerrymandering, of Wisconsin’s legislative districts by Republicans dramatically altered the political geography of the state. The immediate effect of gerrymandering  was to allow Wisconsin Republicans to retain control of the legislature despite losing the popular vote in the November 6, 2012 elections. This basic point has been widely […]

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Another Stolen Presidency?

By Barbara With Never before has election fraud been so well understood by the American public. No longer a conspiracy theory, average Americans are now equating what appears to be a “permanent red shift” with hackable voting machines, voter intimidation, unconstitutional redistricting, manipulation of the voter registration rolls, elimination of exit polls, and here in […]

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Exposing Election Fraud

By Barbara With As the November presidential election looms one week away, more and more citizens are becoming concerned about the dysfunctional US election systems. Many Wisconsinites believe that the far-right Tea Party victories that took place in 2010 which installed Wisconsin Republicans Scott Walker, as Governor, J.B. Van Hollen as Attorney General, Kurt Schuller […]

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Privatization of Voting Machines Threatens Wisconsin Election Integrity

Last week Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, the state’s election authority, held two public meetings to demonstrate new electronic voting machines to be used in Wisconsin. Dozens of citizens concerned about election integrity attended the demonstrations and tried to raise their questions, but most were told that the meeting was simply for demonstrating the machines, not […]

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Wisconsin: New Year, Same Stench

June 5, 2012 What we got tonight in Wisconsin was the same old stench, coming from the same old corner of the room. To wit, there was a huge turnout (highly favorable to the Democratic candidate Barrett), in fact they’re still waiting in line to vote in Milwaukee and elsewhere nearly two hours after poll […]

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Election Protection: GOTV and a Paper Ballot on Election Day

By Marianne Moonhouse The key to election reform is, first and foremost, to get as many people to the polls as possible on Election Day. It’s difficult to game the system when so many real people cast ballots. However, there are some simple actions you can take to help protect your vote further: — Call […]

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Nearly a half-million registered voters in Wisconsin have an option to vote on hand-marked, hand counted paper ballots but …

Edge Touchscreen Voting Machine. Ask for a paper ballot instead of voting on one of these. … clerks are pressuring voters to use touchscreen machines! May 30, 2012 by By Marianne Moonhouse Paper Ballots provide a verifiable paper trail in case there is need for a recount or ballot impoundment. Voters can be more confident […]

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WI counties and municipalities that employ hand-counted paper ballots & touchscreen system

By Marianne Moonhouse This list includes all the Wisconsin counties and known municipalities that employ a voting system of hand-counted paper ballot and HAVA-accessible touchscreen voting machines. All the following counties use AVC EDGE touchscreens, except for Ashland and Bayfield, which use ES&S AutoMark, and Calumet, which uses the Premier AccuVote TSX. The ES&S Automark […]

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