Glenn Grothman thinks voting blue is ‘fashionable’

As he and fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher weigh in on the Democratic takeover, U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says that somehow, during the past two years, voting Democratic among young people has become the “cool thing to do.” > Cap Times

Can Democrats win in rural America?

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Democrats have a roughly 30-point advantage in urban counties, but a 16-point disadvantage in rural ones. And given how Republicans have gerrymandered themselves a roughly five- to six-point handicap, whether Democrats can take back the House will depend in large part on whether they can win back some of those rural and suburban voters. > THE WEEK

Walker authorizes National Guard to help with election cybersecurity threats, if needed

An executive order authorizing the Wisconsin National Guard to assist with elections, if needed, was not issued in response to any specific threat, Gov. Scott Walker and election officials said Friday. > Cap Times

Early voting sets midterm record in Wisconsin

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Early voting totals for Tuesday’s election have set a new record for midterms in Wisconsin, topping 2014 levels. The Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Wednesday that nearly 378,000 absentee ballots have been cast to date. That exceeds the 2014 total when just over 374,000 absentee ballots were counted out of 2.4 million total votes. > AP News

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