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 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.
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.
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.