DAILY WISCONSIN

Elections

Voter Purge on Hold

Good news for voting rights: Wisconsin voter purge is now on hold while state appeals court reviews case https://t.co/25l98O0F9J — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 14, 2020              

Where’s Brian?

An annual gathering of the state big business lobby has been a must-make stop on the campaign trail for conservative candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. According to One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin, the curious no-show of right-wing court candidate Brian Hagedorn looks like another sign his extremism is proving too much for even staunchly conservative organizations.

Via State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn a No-Show at State Big Business Gathering | One Wisconsin Now

Voting Requires a Photo ID, but a Photo ID Requires the DMV

[T]he governor’s executive order directs the Department of Transportation to develop and implement a plan for expanding accessibility to DOT facilities that provide citizens of Wisconsin with identification required to vote.“The cornerstone of American democracy is the right of the people to choose their representatives,” Gov. Evers said. “Through my budget proposal that calls for automatic voter registration, and through actions like today’s executive order, we are working to make it easier for people to obtain the identification they need to vote. I am committed to making sure every single vote counts, and that there is an opportunity for all Wisconsinites to participate in our democracy.”

Via Evers in Green Bay, Signs Executive Order at DMV @ NE WI Progressive.

Running-Out-the-Clock as a Judicial Philosophy

MADISON, Wis. — In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn was paid thousands of dollars and received gifts from an anti-LGBTQ hate group, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). In response to media revelations about his hate group windfall, Hagedorn said he was compensated for giving speeches while a state court judge but has refused to release copies or recordings of his remarks.

Via State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Continues to Stonewall on Paid Speeches to Hate Group @ One Wisconsin Now.