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
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
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Janesville workers at Van Galder bus company about security, transportation and infrastructure. He also took time to discuss claims from Attorney General Brad Schimel, who last week suggested Johnson won his 2016 election because of the state’s voter ID law. > WQOW-TV Eau Claire
Brad Schimel may be right that were it not for voter ID, Donald Trump and Ron Johnson may not have won Wisconsin in 2016.But it wasn’t because illegal votes were thwarted, but because eligible votes were tragically suppressed. > Cap Times