Voter suppression is a massive issue that we face as we head into the 2020 election. Wisconsin has been ground zero for Republican efforts to suppress the vote. In 2016, those efforts were successful in lowering turnout in just enough key targeted areas of the state that Donald Trump was able to win by less than a quarter percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Wisconsin Republicans Voter Suppression Efforts Must be Fought. Help Us Combat That Ahead of 2020.
The Wisconsin GOP has done an incredible job of turning what was once a very-competitive state, at the state and local level, into one of the most partisan and undemocratic states in the country. The reason? Gerrymandering. How We Got Here Republicans operatives launched a plan in the wake of their massive electoral losses in the 2008 elections to try and put themselves in position … Continue reading Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People
One area where we’ve struggled as Democrats, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country, is in state and local elections. For too long, we’ve neglected vitally important races, like our State Supreme Court and state legislative races, that play a crucial role in shaping our government. Take the Wisconsin Supreme Court election from this past April. Between the seat that was up this … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Lose Sight of the Importance of Down-Ballot Races: A Lesson from April’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
August 18th, 2019 We have our work cut out for us in 2020. Though I find myself being an optimist about our electoral chances, even after the cautionary tale of 2016, there have been several signs this week that we have a LOT of work to do if we’re going to defeat Donald Trump, and the GOP, next November. Warning Signs Crooked Media, a company … Continue reading Political Journal Entry #2: The Long Road Ahead
2018 was a good year for the Wisconsin Democratic Party on the surface. After suffering a devastating and shocking defeat in the 2016 Presidential Election and U.S. Senate race in the state, Democrats feared the worst for Senator Tammy Baldwin and others heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Many feared after Election Night 2016 that Wisconsin may be trending in an irrevocably red direction. Fortunately … Continue reading Analyzing Issues with the Wisconsin Democratic Party and State Legislative Races in 2018.