MU Poll Surveys Wis. Voters on 2020 Election, Coronavirus, Police Reforms & Protests

The latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll surveyed Wisconsin voters on the 2020 presidential race, coronavirus, police reform and surrounding protests, and political leaders’ responses on these current events. The poll, conducted June 14-18, found Vice President Joe Biden expanding his lead over President Donald Trump as voters expressed their support for some police […]

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Latest Resignations from the Wisconsin Legislature

Sen. Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) is the latest legislator to announce he will not run for reelection in November. Craig was elected to the Assembly in May 2011 and moved to the Senate in 2016. Former Senate Majority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), who had previously announced she would not run for reelection and resigned […]

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Tiffany Wins 7th CD Special Election

Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) won the May 12 special election in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Tiffany beat Democrat Tricia Zunker, president of the Wausau School Board, 57.2 to 42.8 percent. With the special election out of the way, Tiffany is now set to run for re-election to the seat in November 2020. President […]

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MU Poll Gauges Voter Opinions on COVID-19 Response, 2020 Election

The latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll showed voter opinions on Wisconsin’s coronavirus response shifting, though a majority of voters still support Safer at Home measures. The May poll also marks the first head to head question evaluating President Donald Trump versus Vice President Joe Biden since Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee in […]

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Sen. Bewley Elected as New Senate Minority Leader

On Friday, April 24, Wisconsin Senate Democrats elected Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason) as Senate Minority Leader. Bewley replaces Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) who announced she will not run for reelection in November and subsequently resigned her leadership position. Senate Democrats met by videoconference and unanimously elected Bewley, who had been serving as Assistant Minority […]

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Wisconsin Spring Election Results

April 7 Election Results   One week after election day, Wisconsin spring election results were finally released on April 13. On the ballot on April 7 was the Democratic primary for president, a state Supreme Court seat, and many local races. Turnout was the highest for a spring election since 2016, when there were primaries […]

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After Court Rulings, In-Person Voting Proceeds in Supreme Court Election

After rulings from the Supreme Court of the United States and the Wisconsin Supreme Court the night before election day upheld the April 7 date and absentee voting requirements, Wisconsin’s election for state Supreme Court proceeded with few changes. In-person voting was held, and absentee voter requirements were largely the same (though at record high […]

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Marquette Poll: Voter Opinions on COVID-19 Response, Biden Leads Wis. Primary

The latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll, conducted in late March, questioned voters on state and federal response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Voters shared their opinions on the governor’s and president’s responses to the crisis, the virus in general, and how it has affected their daily lives. The poll also gave a snapshot of […]

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Rules in Voter Registration Lawsuit

In Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission (2019AP2397/2020AP112), the Court of Appeals District IV overturned a circuit court order mandating the Wisconsin Elections Commission deactivate the registrations of Wisconsin voters who had recently moved and failed to timely apply for continuation of registration.   Background Wis. Stat. § 6.50(3) provides that, if a municipal clerk or […]

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Wisconsin Spring Elections April 7

As of right now, Wisconsin still plans to hold regular spring elections on April 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns Gov. Tony Evers and other state and local officials are encouraging voters to request absentee ballots. (A federal judge extended the deadline to request a mail-in ballot to April 2.)   COVID-19 Election Concerns  Other […]

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