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Important Spring Election Information

Dear Friends,

On April 7th, 2015, Wisconsin voters will elect the next Supreme Court Justice for a ten year term, and vote on a GOP-backed constitutional amendment to determine how the Chief Justice is chosen. It is vital that our supporters vote YES on this amendment to secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court.  Please review the information below to learn more:

What is it?

Today, under existing rules, the longest-serving Justice on the Supreme Court holds the chief justice position.  Wisconsin is one of only five states in which the chief justice is based solely on seniority.  In the State Legislature, the Assembly and Senate both elect their own leaders.  The committee of 10 chief judges who lead the circuit courts in Wisconsin elect their own leader.

This constitutional amendment would allow a majority of the justices serving on the court to elect their chief justice to a two-year term.  This common-sense amendment inserts democracy into the process – and will result in a more efficient and effective Supreme Court.

What will the ballot question look like?

Ballot Question: Shall section 4(2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?

A “Yes” vote will allow a majority of Justices to elect their chief justice to a two-year term.

How can I help?

Pass this information along to your social circles to ensure our supporters are aware of the upcoming spring election and become educated on what will appear on the ballot.

With your help, we can secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court, and join the vast majority of states that allow a majority of justices to elect their chief justice.

On Wisconsin,
Brad Courtney
Chairman
Republican Party of Wisconsin

Digital Strategies Fuel 2016 Campaign Launch Decisions

Rand Paul sends Snapchats, Jeb Bush makes his own Instagram videos, and Hillary Clinton comments on current events and policy through Twitter. Soon, they may all be broadcasting major speeches and private events through Meerkat—if they haven’t already. In the social-media-driven world of modern politics, “digital first” is the mantra of presidential campaigns.

As if to underscore that point, Ted Cruz announced the official launch of his campaign for the Oval Office through a simple tweet just after midnight Monday morning. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support,” said the tweet, which included a link to a 30-second video. The conservative firebrand is the first potential candidate to enter the 2016 race, and will kick off his campaign at Liberty University on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.

Digital strategies—once novelties in 2004, add-ons in 2008 and must-haves by 2012—are now the engine rooms of presidential campaigns. The considerations about digital, touching every aspect of presidential bids, even influence how and when the campaigns for the White House will launch, experts told RCP in interviews.

Read more by By Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns at RealClearPolitics.com

Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year’s midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday.

“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”

Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory voting.

Read morey Dave Boyer at WashingtonTimes.com

Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here.

The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work.

–SNIP– If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan. That’s no exaggeration.

According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990′s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:

Read more by Sean Davis at TheFederalist.com

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - Tues Feb 17

Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting at
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting

Find My Polling Place at
http://gab.wi.gov/voters/find-polling-place

Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee: County Election Commission
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
(414) 278-4060

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Watchdog Alleges U.S. State Dept. Interfering in Israeli Elections

NGO Monitor accuses State of funding an anti-Netanyahu campaign.

An Israeli watchdog organization, NGO Monitor, which seeks to track foreign funding of radical non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Israel with a Leftist agenda, has taken aim at the U.S. State Department. They are charging the State Department with funding a campaign with the purpose of defeating current Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the upcoming March elections.

An American-based organization called OneVoice International, which claims to be an “international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians,” has received two grants from the State Department over the last year. The group is cooperating with Israeli Leftist organization V15 in its anti-Netanyahu campaign.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

So You’ve Decided To Run For Local Elective Office. Now What?

(Note: This is the first in a series of posts on how to get started on running for local elective office.)

After a lot of thought and plenty of discussions with your spouse, you’re finally taking the plunge and running for elective office. Whether you’re running for Town Council or Congress, it’s a great feeling to finally be able to tell others about this big life decision.

But now what? How do you actually run a campaign?

One approach is to …

Read more by Bijoy Datta at thewinequation.wordpress.com

Register ahead of election? Yes

Most states already require voters to think ahead.

AFTER ALL THE nasty brawling — not just in Wisconsin, but across the nation — over whether Voter ID amounts to sensible security at the polls or a barely veiled suppression effort, a partisan battle over scrapping same-day registration in the state seems unavoidable.
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Currently, Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that allow unregistered individuals to come to the polls on election day and take care of the business right then and there. A substantial majority of states require registration well in advance. For example, in Illinois, registration closes about a month before election day.

The tradition in Wisconsin, however, has been far more liberal. Some like that. Some think it’s ripe for fraud, and creates an undue last-minute burden on election officials.

Read more by William Barth at BeloitDailyNews.com

Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.

The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.

There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Red Wave Sweeps Wisconsin

Walker voters definitively rejected all statewide opposition to his policies.

A massive rebuke to the state Democratic Party, its statist policies, and the unrelentingly vicious, negative campaign in which they engaged was delivered last night by the voters of Wisconsin. They re-elected Governor Scott Walker — by the largest margin yet — for the third time in four years.

Yet the win was much more substantial than that. Every Republican incumbent running in the state was re-elected. All but one statewide office (the largely ceremonial secretary of State) up for election was won by Republicans. The GOP picked up two Senate seats in the state legislature (giving the Republicans a 19:14 majority) and three seats in the state Assembly, where they had already enjoyed a more comfortable margin. And the new members make the majority considerably more conservative than it had been previously.

Here are the results with additional commentary:

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Thank You Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker victory speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKqj7xFgzos

Thank You!

As Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County, I would like to personally thank each of you for your involvement in helping elect Governor Walker, Attorney General Elect Brad Schimel and other Republican office holders. We appreciate your dedication with volunteering at the Victory offices in Milwaukee County, knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending events. Thank you for everything you did!

Happy Thanksgiving!
David Karst
Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County

Walker Victory Party on Tue Nov 4

starting after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center
640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214

Enter at Gate 4

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/election-night-rally-with-governor-scott-walker-tickets-13931478427

Before the party: Get out and vote, and bring a friend!

ELECTION DAY - Tuesday Nov 4

Stand With Walker

Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting at
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting

Find My Polling Place at
http://gab.wi.gov/voters/find-polling-place

Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 307-D
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4060

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