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In wake of Wisconsin’s racial justice protests, curfew tickets raise equity and speech questions

By Clara Neupert and Jim Malewitz Wisconsin Watch The envelope looked like any other — slightly wrinkled, a handwritten address scrawled across the front. But Jared Cain said he felt violated after looking inside. He saw a ticket for breaking the curfew Milwaukee adopted to regulate protests after a May 25 murder in Minneapolis seen […]

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Local voters submit election complaint alleging Racine Mayor violated the Constitution

RACINE – Thursday, a group of five Racine voters announced the filing of a formal complaint alleging that Racine Mayor Cory Mason was behind an election administration plan last year that violated the U.S. Constitution. The 28-page complaint is against Mason, Racine City Clerk Tara Coolidge, and Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Meagan Wolfe. Those bringing the […]

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Republicans Keep Grip on Legislature Despite Democratic Spending Spree

Peter Cameron, The Badger Project Wisconsin Democrats were flush with cash in the 2020 election cycle. Billionaire liberals like Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other super-rich donors used a loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law to dump money into the coffers of the Democratic Party, which routed a considerable chunk of contributions to state legislative […]

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State Driver Licenses and IDs are the Most Common Forms of Identification to Show at the Polls

Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common form of identification used for voting purposes. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in next month’s election (April 6). A federally compliant REAL ID card is not […]

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Elections personnel could return to some nursing homes for April vote

WISCONSIN – Nursing home voters will have the opportunity for assistance voting in the April 6 election, state officials said Friday. Wisconsin Elections Commission officials determined on March 2 that county and municipal clerks must reach out to nursing homes and other eligible facilities to determine whether assisted voting is possible during the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Bids to Alter Wisconsin Elections Fall Mostly Along Partisan Lines

By Anya van Wagtendonk For Wisconsin Watch Proposals to change Wisconsin’s voting system could determine how one of America’s top swing states picks congressional candidates, how it awards its 10 Electoral College votes, how fast results can be announced and who can use the increasingly popular method of absentee voting. But the political divisiveness that […]

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Carmella Venturini

Carmella Venturini, 55, is throwing her hat in the ring to run against Auntavia Jackson in the spring election on April 6, 2021, for the Racine Unified School District seat #6. To read more about other races, click here. Where do you live? Racine, WI How long have you lived there? 34 years Age? 55 Spouse or partner’s name? Jim Venturini If […]

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Auntavia Jackson

Auntavia Jackson, 35, is throwing her hat in the ring to run against Carmella Venturini in the spring election on April 6, 2021, for the Racine Unified School District seat #6. To read more about other races, click here. Where do you live? Racine, WI How long have you lived there? Born and raised. Age? 35 Spouse or partner’s […]

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Ally Docksey

Ally Docksey will run against Jane Barbian for the Racine Unified School District #6 seat in the April 6, 2021 spring election. To learn more about the other races, click here. Where do you live? Mount Pleasant, WI How long have you lived there? 16 years Age? 46 Spouse or partner’s name? Andrew Docksey If you have children, please […]

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Donald Gloo

Donald Gloo, 58, is throwing his hat in the ring to run against incumbent Martin Meissner, Mike Rohrer, Kate Maurer, and Milt Habeck on April 6, 2021, for Wind Point Village Trustee. Residents will vote for three candidates and the top three people with the most votes will be sworn into office. To read more about […]

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Mike Rohrer

Mike Rohrer, 53, will be throwing his hat in the ring to run against Donald Gloo, Martin Meissner, Kate Maurer, and Milt Habeck on April 6, 2021, for Wind Point Village Trustee. Residents will vote for three candidates and the top three people with the most votes will be sworn into office. To read more about […]

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Martin Meissner

Marin Meissner, 26, will be throwing his hat in the ring to run against Donald Gloo, Martin Meissner, Mike Rohrer, Kate Maurer, and Milt Habeck on April 6, 2021, for Wind Point Village Trustee. Residents will vote for three candidates and the top three people with the most votes will be sworn into office. To read […]