State elections agency: No word that Wisconsin systems ‘compromised’ by Russians, despite report


State elections officials say they have no evidence state IT systems were compromised by Russian government hackers in the lead-up to the 2016 election, despite a new report to the contrary by NBC News. > Wisconsin State Journal


New report suggests Russia hacked seven states – including Wisconsin – prior to 2016 election

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Three senior intelligence officials have told NBC News that the intelligence community developed substantial evidence that state websites or voter registration systems in seven states were compromised by Russian-backed covert operatives prior to the 2016 election — but never told the states involved. > NBC News

How long will white women continue to vote Republican?


Support for Donald Trump among white women is cratering, especially in Wisconsin and other Rust Belt states. As Republicans panic, Trump’s handling of recent domestic violence accusations only makes things worse. > The Guardian

Rural Wisconsin voters swung for Trump and change, found frustration


Just over a year ago this rural battleground region swung hard for Donald Trump in a clamor for political change.But today that frustration with politics appears undiminished and is aimed in all directions — including Trump’s. > USA Today

New book examines whether liberal elites are ‘clueless’ about the working class


California law professor Joan C. Williams’ new book, “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America,” dissects what can happen when the American dream appears to be withering before people’s eyes. One way it can go, she argues, is working people turning on other working people, which she says we’ve seen in Wisconsin. > Cap Times

Black voter turnout in Wisconsin declined by nearly one-fifth in 2016


Turnout among black voters in Wisconsin dropped about 19 percent in the 2016 election from 2012, more than four times the national decline, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. > Wisconsin State Journal