Study: Voter ID linked to lower turnout in Wisconsin, other states

Over the past 15 years, voting has become increasingly difficult for certain groups of residents. A recent PRRI/The Atlantic 2018 Voter Engagement Survey found that 5 percent of Wisconsinites surveyed said they or someone in their household was told they lacked the proper documentation to vote. > Channel 3000

Fighting to save democracy by overcoming voter suppression

One of the reasons volunteers pound the pavement in the run-up to Wisconsin elections is to overcome the barriers imposed by the state’s voter ID laws. The Isthmus takes an in-depth look at the history and status of voter suppression in our state.

Residents testify on voter suppression at Milwaukee hearing

A hearing Saturday by the National Commission for Voter Justice was meant to give residents a chance to give personal testimony of voter suppression, much like a hearing at a trial would. The hearings have taken place in several states including Michigan, Florida and California, with the commission planning to hold 16 more. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

National group holding voter suppression hearing in Milwaukee

The National Commission for Voter Justice is holding a field hearing in Milwaukee on Saturday for Wisconsin residents to speak publicly about voter suppression issues statewide. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When it comes to the vote, we’re fighting a second Civil War

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With the Wisconsin legislature featuring prominently in his examples, the Rev. Jesse Jackson writes in the Chicago Sun-Times that the basic democratic value of the right to vote is now contested, with public officials openly bragging about their schemes to suppress that right.

Kaul criticizes AG Schimel over voter ID comments, handling of rape kits

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Democratic candidate for attorney general Josh Kaul criticized Wisconsin’s top cop Wednesday, saying he had made ludicrous comments about voter ID, had failed to test rape kits and hadn’t taken action to keep the internet moving at the same speed for everyone. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kaul calls Schimel’s voter ID remarks ‘incredible admission’

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Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul says Republican incumbent Brad Schimel’s suggestion that President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t have won in Wisconsin without the state’s voter ID law is an “incredible admission” that the law was designed to help Republicans win elections. > AP News