Election 2024

WI Senate Democratic leader announces campaign for Dane Co. executive

BY: - December 1, 2023

Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) announced Thursday that she will run for Dane County executive — a decision that will leave Senate Democrats with a leadership opening and an open Senate seat.  Agard’s decision follows current Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announcement in October that he would be retiring next year after almost […]

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Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case and the fight for democracy

BY: - November 22, 2023

Tuesday was a historic day in Wisconsin. As the state Supreme Court took up a long-awaited gerrymandering case, the Capitol was filled with a cacophonous din. In the rotunda, big screens broadcast the oral arguments from inside the Supreme Court chamber at high volume for public viewing. Simultaneously, on the other side of the marble […]

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Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]

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Instagram moms organize for gun control, abortion and democracy

BY: - November 21, 2023

Originally published by The 19th BROOKFIELD, Wis. — On a balmy evening in late August, Kate Duffy and the women who help her organize Motherhood for Good were preparing to host an incumbent U.S. senator at a small house party in a suburban enclave west of Milwaukee. There were chocolate chip cookies, a cheese tray, […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC for the inauguration. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

The last time America elected a president, it led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and a failed coup that gravely damaged the political system and marred the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in U.S. history. A year from now, the nation’s voters will decide another presidential contest — likely […]

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, seeking to connect with UW-Madison students, interrupted by protesters

BY: - November 6, 2023

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin came to connect with University of Wisconsin-Madison student leaders on Friday as a part of Democrats’ weekend of “One Year to Win” events, a get-out-the-vote effort in the lead-up to the November 2024 elections.  Wisconsin Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, Secretary of State Sarah Godlewski and Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez, […]

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Robin Vos’ impeachment threats and the Republican hall of mirrors

BY: - November 3, 2023

The Republican clown caucus scored a victory Thursday when Assembly Speaker Robin Vos caved to pressure from election deniers and moved forward articles of impeachment against Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe.  Vos, who had previously said he didn’t plan to act on the impeachment threat, was apparently moved by a six-figure ad buy in […]

State Rep. Katrina Shankland joining 3rd CD race

BY: - October 4, 2023

State Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) announced Tuesday that she is entering the race to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden for Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District.  The congressional district, which covers the Driftless Area in southwestern and western Wisconsin as well as the cities of La Crosse, Eau Claire and Stevens Point and suburban […]

Senate election committee denies appointment of Dem election commissioner over administrator vote

BY: - October 3, 2023

Republicans on the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection voted Tuesday to deny the appointment of Joseph Czarnezki, a Democrat, to the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) because of his participation in an effort to keep WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe in her job.  The committee’s 3-2 vote against Czarnezki’s appointment took place […]

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U.S. Senate panel weighs free speech and deep fakes in AI campaign ads 

BY: - September 28, 2023

Artificial intelligence could be used to disrupt U.S. election campaigns, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration said during a Wednesday hearing. But the hearing showed that imposing laws and regulations on campaign content without violating constitutional rights to political speech will be difficult. Elections pose a particular challenge for AI, an […]

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election

BY: - September 25, 2023

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

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National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday

BY: - September 19, 2023

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and the League of Women Voters has plans to reach more than 100,000 voters nationwide.  Since 2012, nonpartisan civic organizations have worked together to register hundreds of thousands of voters on a single day in September.  “The right to vote is the backbone of our democracy and it is […]