Do midterm election results show NRA losing grip on American politics?


Though Wisconsin leaned conservative in the 2016 presidential election, it’s recently been siding with candidates that were poorly rated by the NRA. Of the 11 candidates the NRA endorsed during Wisconsin’s midterm elections, only five won their race — and one endorsed candidate, Jim Sensenbrenner, was running unopposed. > Badger Herald

Expert: GOP’s proposal to move 2020 presidential primary could cause ‘voter fatigue’, aid Republican candidates


Changing the date of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary, as Republican state leaders are considering, would be costly to taxpayers, confusing to voters and may not even be feasible, according to local clerks who run elections. > Wisconsin State Journal

Expanded audits of Wisconsin voting equipment underway

Ballot in voting machine

More communities are taking part in audits of voting equipment in Wisconsin this year. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is requiring audits of voting equipment in 5 percent of the state’s wards and at least one in every county. Commission spokesman Reid Magney said audits were expanded due to concerns over election security. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker’s moves to rig high court election

The most outrageous scheme Scott Walker, Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald are plotting is to change the date of the 2020 presidential primary from April to March of that year. This would add a third election that year, sandwiched between the February primary and April general election, hardly an idea likely to thrill the public. > Isthmus

Redistricting bill to be proposed in Madison, again


A state senator is looking to reintroduce a bill that would change how Wisconsin redraws its Senate and Assembly districts in 2020. Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) is hoping to initiate a legislative change that would move the responsibility of drawing voting maps from potentially biased legislators to an independent entity. > Racine Journal Times

What do Republicans have against high-turnout elections? Everything.

Lame-duck Governor Scott Walker is talking about rewriting Wisconsin election rules to thwart a future high-turnout election. Why? Because when turnout spikes, Democrats win. > The Nation

Milwaukee election official wants Walker apology for ‘incompetence’ dig


Gov. Scott Walker said last week he was blindsided by the late counting of absentee ballots in Milwaukee that helped boost Democratic challenger Tony Evers. “I think it was more of a question of incompetence as opposed to corruption,” Walker said, and now Milwaukee’s top election official is calling on him to apologize. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel