The best political party in America is not the Dems nor the Repubs. By far, the best political party is a real party named “Fighting Bob Fest.” It’s a daylong political festival run by a coalition of Wisconsin progressives who believe in “putting the party back in politics.”
Local officials in Wisconsin will decide for themselves how to carry out a presidential election recount after a state judge on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by former Green Party candidate Jill Stein to have the ballots counted by hand.
The Hillary Clinton campaign will support efforts to recount election results in Wisconsin and beyond despite failing to uncover electoral abnormalities or manipulation.
Wisconsin’s election commission said it had received petitions for a recount of votes in the presidential election from the Green Party campaign and was planning to start the process.
An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.
Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.
The case hinged on a new way to measure the discriminatory effect of gerrymandering. The “efficiency gap” measure found the redistricting in Wisconsin caused Democrats to waste more votes than Republicans.
District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos had previously ruled against the Texas law, also finding that it had “a discriminatory impact on minority voter turnout.”
The blue-leaning state of Wisconsin is already a major battleground in play in 2016, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vying for very different voter bases. Clinton will court the two cities, Madison and Milwaukee, while Trump may concentrate on the rest of the state, branding and sneering at the city folk as elites and eggheads.
Television ads aired this month by the Koch-funded Freedom Works PAC accuse former senator and current candidate for senate Russ Feingold of knowingly ignoring a memo that spotlighted the overprescription of opioid painkillers and other drugs at the Tomah VA Medical Facility. Of course, Feingold never saw the memo, and its author says the Koch ad is a “lie.”
It seems that 15 percent of Sanders’ Wisconsin supporters voted only for Bernie, leaving the rest of the ballot blank. By contrast, only 4 percent of Hillary Clinton voters skipped the down-ballot races.
The senator from Texas is favored to win most of Wisconsin’s 42 GOP delegates, making it harder for Trump to capture the 1,237 he needs.
He wouldn’t be alone in supporting Cruz because, well, Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Lindsey Graham, who had previously compared endorsing either Trump or Cruz to choosing between being “shot or poisoned,” said he would be formally endorsing Cruz, his “15th choice” of all the Republicans originally running for the nomination.
A Marquette Law School Poll on Wednesday found Sen. Ted Cruz ahead in the Badger State, with backing from 40 percent of likely voters, compared with 30 percent for Trump and 21 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
As a student, conservative judge also said the voters were “totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing Bill Clinton.
Federal appeals judges on Monday agreed with a lower court that a politically polarizing 2013 abortion law is unconstitutional, finding it endangered the health of women.