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Dec 3, 2012

GOP Senate leader looks at elections changes, moving away from retired judges

The nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin too often favors Democrats and needs to be reconstituted, perhaps with a more partisan model like what previously existed, incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Monday.

Mar 28, 2012

Voter ID lawsuits may go to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week.

Jan 6, 2012

Judge: Remove fake names from recall petition

State election officials must "take affirmative steps" to remove fake or duplicate names from recall petitions, a judge ruled Thursday, handing a victory to Republican officials who felt the Government Accountability Board wasn't planning to be aggressive enough in vetting signatures.

Dec 29, 2011

Judge rules against recall groups in Wis. GOP suit (UPDATE)

Recall groups targeting several Republican officials won't be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit that will determine how the state elections board handles petition signatures, a Waukesha County judge ruled Thursday.

Dec 13, 2011

ACLU files federal lawsuit over voter ID law (UPDATE)

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, claiming Wisconsin's new voter identification law imposes a severe burden on the right to vote — the second lawsuit filed in the last two months.

Sep 12, 2011

Board asks for attorney general opinion on recall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin attorney general’s office is being asked for a legal opinion on whether a recall targeting the governor would also include the lieutenant governor. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on Monday voted to ask for the opinion. Board staff said in a memo that it believes a recall initiative against […]

Sep 7, 2011

Legal opinion sought on possible Walker recall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The board that oversees elections in Wisconsin is asking the attorney general to issue a legal opinion on whether a recall targeting the governor would also include the lieutenant governor. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy said in a memo to the board that the agency believes a recall initiative […]

Sep 6, 2011

Attorney: New campaign ad rules too broad (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rule designed to regulate those nasty campaign ads that flood Wisconsin air waves every fall could stifle political speech across the state, an attorney for a coalition of conservative groups argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The group wants the high court to […]

Mar 28, 2011

20 percent voter turnout expected for Supreme Court election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even though there seems to be extra interest in the upcoming state Supreme Court race, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is predicting a typical level of voter turnout. According to the GAB, it expects 20 percent of eligible voters to cast a ballot next week. That’s about in the range of […]


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