The voter disenfranchisement on display in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina is an extension of broader Republican efforts to reject the will of citizens who vote in ways they don’t like, the same people who might block their path to power in future elections. The devil takes many forms, as does voter suppression. > Rolling Stone
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
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.
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
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
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.
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