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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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John Washburn: The Machine Rejected My Legally-Marked Ballot

This article originally appeared November 3, 2010 on the blog of John Washburn, a software quality professional since 1994 and a software developer from 1985 to 1994. Mr. Washburn has extensive experience in most areas of software quality including test planning, test execution, test tracking, defect analysis, root cause analysis, software configuration management, tool integration […]

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Game on: No challenges for Arthur Kohl-Riggs

It’s a done deal. Arthur Kohl-Riggs has presented enough valid signatures to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary of the recall election on May 8. The Government Accountability Board (GAB) validated 2182 of Kohl-Riggs’ nomination signatures on Wednesday April 10. There were no challenges to any of the signatures as of 4:45pm Friday April […]

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GAB Double Standard: Public’s Right to Know Applies to Recall Signatures, Not to Walker Defense Fund

On Friday, March 30 the Government Accountability Board met to certify the recall petitions of four Republican senators, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor of Wisconsin. Also on the agenda was a proposal to create and make public a searchable database containing the name of every person who has signed a recall petition for those […]

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GOP chair wants Jauch ousted for higher price on his (2/3) pound of flesh

  By Nicole Desautels Schulte, Hematite, JoBeth Kay, Rebecca Kemble, Edward Kuharski, Barbara With Madison — On March 19, the last day of winter 2012, John J. Sendra, chairman of the Republican Party in Iron County, joined Shirl LaBarre of Hayward and Dan Curran of Dodgeville at the Government Accountability Board in Madison as they […]

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Message to the Government Accountability Board: Protect Our Recall Elections

By Jim Mueller Presented to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on March 20, 2012 I am a former clerk of the Town of Middleton and I am a founder of and legal counsel for Wisconsin Citizens for Election Protection and for Wisconsin Counts, organizations that were formed for the purpose of protecting our elections from […]

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GAB Judges Reject Staff Recommendation in Favor of Speedy Recall Elections

Today the six retired judges who comprise the Government Accountability Board voted to authorize staff to request a one week extension for the certification of the latest round of recalls.  While the Board approved sufficient signatures for the four recalls against Republican Senators Fitzgerald, Wanggaard, Moulton and Galloway, GAB staff attorney Michael Haas recommended the […]

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GAB Director Kennedy Says Law Prohibits Him From Commenting on Walker Defense Fund

After today’s Government Accountability Board meeting to discuss certification of six recall campaigns against Republican Senators Fitzgerald, Galloway, Moulton and Wanggaard and Governor Scott Walker and his Lieutenant, Rebecca Kleefisch, I asked Director Kevin Kennedy about the John Doe investigation allegedly centering around Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign for Governor. Per Chapter 11.64 of the Wisconsin […]

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Attack on Flanagan Exposes Profound Rightwing Hypocrisy

March 8, 2012 by WCMC The Honorable David T. Flanagan, a Tommy Thompson appointee to his first term as a Dane County Circuit Court Judge, is a fine jurist. He is now under assault from the right wing extremists for having the gall to issue a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the Republican’s voter […]

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Fascism For Dummies PART I: Vukmir Diverts Democracy

January 16, 2012 by Barbara With Last week, the Jobs, Economy and Small Business Committee held a hearing in Hurley to listen to public testimony on AB426, the new mining bill being introduced into the Assembly on January 26th. Truly one of the worst pieces of legislation to come down the Republican pike yet, from […]

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