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(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
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.
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
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
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
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!
Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County
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
Before the party: Get out and vote, and bring a friend!
Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting at
Find My Polling Place at
Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 307-D
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
at The Living Room Candidate at http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/
The City of Milwaukee Election Commission is looking for hardworking citizens that have a dedication to democracy and protecting voter rights to work at the polls.
Below is a brief description and applications for three positions available at the polls: Election Inspector, Bilingual Election Inspector, Chief Inspector.
See more at http://city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote
Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation (on 9/25), leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department. Of all his legal innovations, one was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections.
As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious:
Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud.
Read more by by Ed Meese and Ken Blackwell at ToThePointNews.com
In-person absentee voting for the General Election begins in only 20 days, which means that poll observers are needed! These individuals will play a crucial role in preventing voter fraud in Milwaukee County. We want to ensure that the new voter ID rules are being enforced. Governor Walker is counting on us to preserve the integrity of the election and he needs your help now.
Election observers will be stationed at the Milwaukee City Hall which is located at 200 East Wells Street. Shift times are: 7-10am, 12-2pm, and 4-8pm. The dates are: Monday, October 20-Friday, October 24 and Monday, October 27-Friday, October 31.
There will be an online webinar on Thursday, October 16th at 12pm that will serve as a training session.
If interested, please let me know which shift and date you would like to observe. Contact me with any questions. This election is too close to leave to chance!
Greenfield Field Director
Republican Party of Wisconsin
Washington Post admits polling was “in-kind contribution”; New York Times agenda polling.
–SNIP– That’s right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.
In a series of nine stories in 1980 on “Crucial States” — battleground states as they are known today — the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.
Four years later, it was the Washington Post that played the polling game — and when called out by Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins a famous Post executive called his paper’s polling an “in-kind contribution to the Mondale campaign.” Mondale, of course, being then-President Reagan’s 1984 opponent and Carter’s vice president.
Read more by Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator
Do you support fair, transparent and accurate elections?
If so, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission needs your help.
The Election Commission is hiring election workers for the November 4 General Election. Earn some extra money, work at a site close to home, and serve as a role model of civic responsibility to your friends, family and neighbors.
Please call 414-286-3491, email Election Worker Coordinator Dan Puhek at email@example.com, or visit http://city.milwaukee.gov/election for more information.