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By: Tiffany Crouse
Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer threw out the GOP’s lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees state campaign finances and election laws, last week. Judge Kieffer said that the GOP should have filed a complaint with the GAB. The GOP filed this lawsuit after seeing the changes to the ballot for the upcoming election November 4. Judge Kieffer did not say whether the lawsuit was valid or not.
The official complaint read: “GAB … has adopted a new ballot form for 2014 general election …
By Cassandra Lans
Last week the Government Accountability Board (GAB) certified the recall election against Scott Walker, and following that announcement Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced that he would again run against Walker. On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Barrett was re-elected as Mayor and Common Council president Willie Hines, Jr. was re-elected as Alderman for the 15th District.
This leaves Milwaukee with the following road map if Barrett defeats Walker, Hines will have an opportunity to sit in the mayor’s seat as Common Council president moves to that position.
Barrett stated in his …
Voter suppression law thrown out
Senator Lena C. Taylor (DMilwaukee) applauded the historic decision rendered in Wisconsin’s Circuit Court system yesterday to permanently block the Voter Suppression (Voter ID) law from being enforced. Judge Richard Niess acted in a case field by the League of Women Voters that alleged the law violated the right to vote guaranteed in the Wisconsin constitution.
“It’s a historic day in Wisconsin as one of the most disenfranchising Jim Crow-style laws has been overturned by the courts. Since the days of Ezekiel Gillespie winning the right to …
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By Kathy Quirk
The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee received approval Tuesday, Nov. 22, from Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board to proceed with a plan to issue separate student identification cards that can be used for voting.
The cards will be issued, starting in January, to students who request them to comply with new a state law requiring that that voters show valid photo identification at the polls. Current UWM student ID cards do not meet the law’s definition of valid identification.
The new cards, which will be provided free of charge, do not replace …