Common Cause in Wisconsin

Election committee members schooled during latest non-public hearing

BY: - April 1, 2021

The Assembly continued its partisan “investigation” into the 2020 presidential elections with a third invite-only hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections on Wednesday.  While Democrats and voting access advocacy groups have labeled past hearings a “sham,” the answers from the sole invited guest were in marked contrast to the first two hearings […]

Election financiers operating in the shadows

BY: - September 15, 2020

A complaint last week about the tax returns of one of the funders of Republican political campaigns threw  a spotlight on an open secret about money in politics in Wisconsin: While political parties field the candidates, outside groups foot a significant part of the bill. And it’s become easier to hide where those groups are […]

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Envelope containing voting ballot papers being sent by mail for absentee vote in presidential election

The fight to make voting easier in Wisconsin

BY: - June 25, 2020

The fight to make voting easier in November in Wisconsin is well under way.   Last week, voting rights groups in Wisconsin won an important victory when the Wisconsin Elections Commission voted unanimously to send out absentee ballot request forms to 2.7 million voters in the state. No one in Wisconsin should ever again be […]