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31
Aug
2016

voteMADISON – There has been a lot of talk lately about the role of election observers. While some think poll monitors will root out corruption at the polls, others are concerned that the presence of aggressive observers could intimidate voters. In Wisconsin, election observers are an important part of the election landscape.

People who go to the polls expecting to stop illegal voting might not find the excitement they seek. A recent, extensive study found only 31 credible allegations of fraud out of more than a billion votes cast nationally between 2000 and 2014.

As for intimidation, Wisconsin fortunately has excellent procedures that welcome observers but do not allow them to disrupt voting. Polling places are covered under our open meetings laws. Anyone may observe, but there are rules in place to protect the voting process.

Election observers are nothing new. Candidate campaigns and political parties have long sent observers to the polls to note whether their supporters have voted so they can make targeted reminder calls by late afternoon. Advocacy groups send observers to ensure that polling places are accessible for people with disabilities.

Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
 
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30
Aug
2016

EpiPenMylan spent thousands on political contributions, tens of thousands on lobbying to use Wisconsin school and recreation programs to expand market for EpiPens

Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
 
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29
Aug
2016

teaching-studentsSen. Vinehout writes about the staff shortage facing many Wisconsin school districts and Superintendent Evers’ Work Group on the teacher shortage.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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29
Aug
2016

veterans-seniorThe once proud home for aging veterans has been betrayed by the Governor and Republican-controlled Legislature who sought to divert the home's $38.9 million “surplus” and increasing amounts of federal funding to shore up the State's ailing Veterans Trust Fund.

Written by GBP Staff   
 
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