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LWVWI Celebrates Record High Voter Turnout in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Saturday, 07 November 2020 11:23

voter-usWisconsin voters cast a record of 3,296,374 votes for president, surpassing the previous record of 3,071,434 votes from 2012.


MADISON, Wis. - After months of comprehensive voter education and outreach efforts across Wisconsin, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) celebrates a record high voter turnout in the recent presidential election.

“Despite the challenges the pandemic posed, Wisconsin voters were committed to making their voices heard in this election” said Debra Cronmiller, LWVWI executive director. “This could not have been possible without the hard work of clerks, election officials, local Leagues across Wisconsin, and our partners in the Wisconsin Voting Rights Coalition and the Disability Vote Coalition.”

Unofficial results from the Wisconsin Elections Commission report that Wisconsin voters cast a record of 3,296,374 votes for president, surpassing the previous record of 3,071,434 votes from 2012. This represents a 72.66 percent turnout rate of the voting age population.

LWVWI, along with our Election Protection partners in the Wisconsin Voting Rights Coalition, trained and received reports from 134 nonpartisan election observers at polling places and central count facilities across Wisconsin. In total, LWVWI and the coalition partners were able to observe elections in more than 200 municipalities.

“The League has had its nonpartisan election observer program since 2010, and our observers play a critical role as our eyes and ears on Election Day,” said Eileen Newcomer, LWVWI voter education manager. “With our Election Protection partners, we are proud to have been able to observe the 2020 General Election at this scale, and ensure its integrity, especially with the record high number of absentee ballots.”

For the first time, the League will also observe the post-election voting equipment audits in Wisconsin to ensure the accuracy of ballot tabulators. Those interested in volunteering as an observer can sign-up here.

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The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues throughout Wisconsin. More information at lwvwi.org.

 
Post-Election Day Statement From Tom Palzewicz PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Thursday, 05 November 2020 09:02

tom-palzewicz-baldwin-harrisFitzgerald won U.S. House District 5, Palzewicz thanks his supporters.

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Wake up Wisconsin, it's ELECTION DAY! PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Sarah Godlewski, State Treasurer   
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 10:43

vote-2020The long wait is over, it's time to make your voice heard. Go vote, if you haven't already, and help others vote if you have.

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Ads Mobilize Voters and Protect Voting Rights PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities USA Press   
Friday, 30 October 2020 13:41

trump-pusa-ad-6.2.20Washington, DC — After over 80 million voters have already cast their ballots by mail or early in person, Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC are focused on turning out voters who have yet to make their voice heard. Priorities USA Action and SMP are releasing new digital ads that give voters the tools to make a plan to cast their ballot.

The digital ads seek to help voters during every step of the voting process. “Make A Plan” directs voters to iwillvote.com and provides individuals with the information they need to get to the polls or return their ballot. “Hotline” offers resources for any voting-related questions or issues a person might have and “Stay In Line” informs voters of their legal right to stay in line if they get to their precinct before polls close.

In addition to creative, Priorities is also bidding on Google search terms such as ‘Voter Safety,’ ‘Hotline,’ ‘Misinformation,’ ‘Election Day GOTV,’ and ‘Threats.’ Examples of searches that our ads have shown up on include "safest way to vote," "will my vote count," "voting phone number," "where to vote," and "report voter intimidation." The search ads proactively remind people of their state's voting info, connecting them to a hotline to call with questions, as well as a link to the ACLU's voter protection website, which outlines voting rights specified by state. Examples of these ads can be found here.

Because of policies enacted almost entirely by Republicans at the state and national level, access to the ballot in many states has become increasingly difficult, especially for voters of color. Priorities USA Action aims to counter these efforts to suppress the vote by providing voters reliable, factual information about how they can cast their ballot and what resources are available.

“Even with record-level turnout in so many states, we have more work to do to ensure that we defeat Donald Trump, flip the Senate, and elect Joe Biden,” said Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA. “Priorities is laser focused on turning out voters for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in key battleground states and ensuring that their voices are actually heard in our election. It is shameful that the Republicans in state houses and our nation’s capital have made suppressing the vote a top priority on their agenda. We won’t let these efforts go unchecked and we will continue to invest millions of dollars to make sure that voters have the resources they need to cast their ballot.”

"Now is not the time for Democrats to rest on our laurels - now is the time to kick voter mobilization into high gear. We're excited by the record breaking turnout but we're not taking anything for granted. SMP is proud to join this effort to make sure we're able to get across the finish line across the country while simultaneously protecting and empowering voters who might otherwise not turn out," said J.B. Poersch, President of Senate Majority PAC.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2020 13:46
 
Kristina Shelton to Join COVID Long Hauler and Meat Packer to Slam Trump PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by GBP Staff   
Friday, 30 October 2020 10:05

kristina-sheltonLocal people speak out on Trump's failed response to the pandemic.


WISCONSIN -- Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Green Bay, 90th Assembly District Candidate Kristina Shelton, Rhonda Noble -- who has experienced the long term effects of COVID-19 as her son continues to battle the virus, and former meat packer Jarrett Brown will hold a video press conference to slam Trump for his failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has lead to a public health “nightmare” and has gutted Wisconsin’s industries. Trump has no plan to address the crisis, and Wisconsinites continue to bear the burden of his failed leadership.’

WHAT: A video press call with Wisconsinites calling out Trump’s response to COVID-19 and failed economy ahead of his event in Green Bay.

WHO: Kristina Shelton, Candidate for the 90th Assembly District
Rhonda Noble, Wisconsinite who has experienced the long term effects of COVID-19
Jarrett Brown, former meat packer

WHEN: October 30, 10:00 AM CT

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2020 13:49
 
Green Bay Central Count Moves to KI PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:53

gb-vote2-47Central Count staff to tabulate absentee by-mail, absentee in-person and Election Day votes for city.


Green Bay, WI - The City of Green Bay uses the Central Count model to tabulate absentee by-mail, absentee in-person and Election Day votes.  In order to ensure room for social distancing among Central Count staff and to accommodate observers, Central Count for the November 2020 Election will be located at:

KI Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

333 Main Street

Green Bay, WI 54301

Central Count will begin at 7 am on November 3rd and continue until all votes are counted.

Central Count will be livestreamed on the City’s You Tube channel, beginning at 7 am on November 3rd:

https://www.youtube.com/CityOfGreenBay

 
Musical Guests for Saturday Rocky Horror Show Event PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:14

rocky-horror-dpwShow will feature original musical performances from Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Fall Out Boy, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.


WISCONSIN -- The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is thrilled to announce that Saturday’s Rocky Horror Show fundraiser will feature original musical performances from Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Fall Out Boy, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Bob Weir is a founding member of the Grateful Dead and currently plays with Dead & Company. Mike McCready is a founding member of Pearl Jam.

The event will feature a table read of the Rocky Horror Show Script with Tim Curry reprising his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and various musicians performing their own takes on the musical numbers. Participants include Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell, Wilmer Valderrama, Colleen Ballinger, Rosario Dawson, Lance Bass, Seth Green, Jason Alexander, Jason George, David Arquette, Fall Out Boy, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Mike McCready, The Dresden Dolls, Miss Peppermint, Frankie Grande, Jenna Ushkowitz, Eiza Gonzalez, Karen Olivo, Rumer Willis, Rachel Bloom, Garrett Clayton, Ben Barnes, Keala Settle, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Graham Phillips, Kalen Chase, and Madison Uphoff.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2020 10:24
 
"What's at Stake" GOTV Bus Tour to Stop in Wausau PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:41

wausauBus tour to also make stops at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


WISCONSIN -- On Wednesday, October 28, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Get Out The Vote bus tour will make a stop in Wausau with Congressional Candidate Tricia Zunker, Mayor Katie Rosenberg, and State Assembly Candidate Jeff Johnson.

At the event, the leaders will talk about what is at stake for Wausau in this election including access to health care and the economy. They will also encourage people to make a plan to cast their ballot now that early in-person voting is underway in Wisconsin.

Earlier in the day, the bus tour will also make stops at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to highlight the stakes of this election for young voters and encourage them to make their plan to vote early.

 
Final Midwestern TV Ads Say 'Donald Trump Isn’t Working For Us' PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Priorities USA Press   
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:18

trump-ad-drug-co-profitsDonald Trump still can’t find a reason why he should be reelected. Joe Biden is the only candidate in this race who the American people can count on to put them first.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2020 09:32
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DPW on SCOTUS Wisconsin Vote Count Ruling PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:53

vote-47-milwaukeeThe most powerful rebuke to Republican judicial activism is to vote and defeat Trump in a landslide.


WISCONSIN -- The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Wisconsin voting rights:

“Despite the efforts of Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and partisan Justices on the Supreme Court, voting remains easy, accessible, and convenient for Wisconsinites, and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will double down on making sure that every Wisconsin voter knows how to exercise their sacred right to vote in the final eight days of this election.

"The most powerful rebuke to Republican judicial activism is to defeat Trump and elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a landslide.”

 
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