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Fresh "Wisconsin" from Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller
"Highway cute Zoot Gonna be 15 minutes south on 43 brown, the road to the Marquette, a 12 minute ride with traffic and weather together on the tents, nebulas. W T m j palatable dot com M J five Day forecast this morning we still have some clouds around but starting to dry out eventually mostly sunny. Guys today with a high temperature of 81 for tonight, mainly clear lowest. 67 Friday mostly sunny, very warm and human Hive 88 now Saturday partly cloudy hot human Slight chance of thunderstorms high of 92 Sunday partly cloudy hot human a little better chance of thunderstorms. High 91 And for Monday Partly cloudy, slight chance of storms. The high of 81 meteorologist Brian his dancing with storm team forecast on Madison 67 Green Bay 66 Walking shot 67 at 66 in Milwaukee at W. T. M. J Rise on shot You're listening to Wisconsin's Morning news with Jean Miller, James McNair, Brian D. On Sports Debbie Lhasa Go with traffic and Brian Is Nance Gay with weather now live Wealth management studios and radio city. Here's Jean Miller. It's gonna be hard. It's going to be human. It's gonna be sunny.
Individuals Traveling to New York from Four Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days
"New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is quarantine list. Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin. Delaware has been dropped from the list. Travelers from 22 states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state of New York. The percentage of people testing positive for covert 19 ticked upto 1.5% of New York state, up from 1% which is where it had been for about a month. After weeks
Fresh update on "wisconsin" discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller
"T. M. J News Tomato six a week and a day until the Brewers start play, at least in game. The count of standing sports with Brian D. Happens at 8 15 Despite major downsizing, it is still a sizable security budget necessary to pull off the Democratic National Convention. The city of Milwaukee is earmarking just over $40 million for security costs. The city wasn't lying to receive a federal grant worth 50 million for expenses. Milwaukee BUSINESS Journal says Milwaukee has spent just over five million on police Department expenses. Hundreds of thousands will be spent each on vehicles, mobile command, post and bicycles. The city also plans to spend over 12 million for help from outside police agencies. Tony Bedrock W T. M. Jane is a new bill in Madison would make it a felony for defacing or destroying a statue. Those found guilty could get 3.5 years in prison, plus a $10,000 fine. The measure comes after protesters rip down the statue of Wisconsin abolitionist Hans Christian Haig. This was another one, embodying the state's forward model last month during protests. That measure does have bipartisan support to American astronauts are spacewalking to upgrade the international space station's power grid. With astronauts Bob Banking and Chris Cash and you're coming down the home stretch of a 3.5 year process to replace the space station's old solar batteries. It's their third spacewalk in less than a month, with one more to go next week. Banking is one of the two astronauts who arrived in late May aboard the space X Dragon thes spacewalks were a big part of why there's day has been extended into the summer. Assuming today's and next week's go is planned Bank and Cassidy will become the third and eighth most experienced spacewalkers in history. In terms of ours. Both will have done 10 spacewalks. Peter King. CBS NEWS Orlando Ah, HIGH PROFILE Twitter Heck targeting politicians, celebrities, leaders of some of the largest companies in the world ABC News chief Business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. This was a massive attack, the first of its kind, a coordinated attack, targeting some of the biggest accounts on Twitter and those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Kanye West, among others. All sending to their followers. B of the hackers A note to send money. Send Bitcoin the FBI warning. This was a scam perpetrated by some hackers out there. This is part of a hoax and not to fall for it..
Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden
"President trump, Joe Biden, spurring the economy, one of the areas where president trump still holds an advantage over Joe Biden. Let's talk about the race now on our roundtable joined by Chris Christie. RAHM Emanuel. Amanda Carpenter former top staffer for Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Jim Demint now congress at the Bulwark Anzor, Lena Maxwell senior director progressive programming for Sirius Xm author of the end of white politics. Welcome to all of you and Ramleh me begin with you Joe. Biden has about a nine point lead in national polls right now, leading in all the battleground states some Democrats. Now talking about going into George going into Texas, is that overconfidence. yes, and no I think on the straight point I always think. You have right now. Don't get confused with the national polls. They are very very good, but while he is the vice president is up in the battleground states. I would right now number one goal secure those top battleground states before you expand the field. Keep your eye on those opportunities that approach and I. Think Right now I wouldn't spiked the ball on the twenty yard line we. We know what happened. In Two thousand sixteen focus right now on securing Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona. Florida the in North Carolina. That's what I would do, and then look strategically about which of those opportunities right now you have an election. George were the American. People basically want a president who solves problems and not be the source of problems, and that's the Opportunity Democrats have right now.
House fire kills three in Spring Brook, Wisconsin
"Fall, an investigation is underway after a house fire in Spring Brook that killed three people on Friday night. Officials say two men and a child died while two women were able to escape. No names have been released in the cause of the fire is still
Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic
"A major college sports conference cancels nonconference games and football and several other fall sports. The Big 10 conference announces it will not play football games against nonconference opponents some 40 games at all this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. Decision scuttles a number of top matchups and rivalry games such as Wisconsin hosting Notre Dame and Iowa, playing cross state rival Iowa. State. Conference leaders say the decision is based on medical advice and would be applied only if the conference is able to participate in fall sports at all. Commissioner Kevin Warren tells the Big 10 network. We may not have college football season in the Big 10.
Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic
"Major college sports conference cancels nonconference games and football and several other sports. The Big 10 Conference announces it will not play football games against nonconference opponents some 40 games at all this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. Decision scuttles a number of top matchups and rivalry games such as Wisconsin hosting Notre Dame and Iowa, playing cross state rival Iowa. State. Conference leaders say the decision is based on medical advice and would be applied only if the conference is able to participate in fall sports at all. Commissioner Kevin Warren tells the Big 10 network. We may not have college football season in the Big 10. The move follows the Ivy Leagues decision to drop all fall sports because of the Corona virus pandemic.
Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic
"A major college sports conference cancels non conference games in football and several other sports the Big Ten Conference announces it will not play football games against non conference opponents some forty games at all this fall because of the corona virus pandemic the decision scuttles a number of top match ups in rivalry games such as Wisconsin hosting Notre Dame and I were playing cross state rival Iowa state conference leaders say the decision is based on medical advice and would be applied only if the conference is able to participate in fall sports at all commissioner Kevin Warren tells the big ten network we may not have college football season in the big ten the move follows the ivy league's decision to drop all fall sports because of the corona virus pandemic I'm Tim McGuire
4 Easy Steps to Finding Your Purpose
"For Easy steps to finding your purpose by Dr Russell Dockery of Q. E., D., O., D. DOT COM. A lot lot of people talk about purpose as a central life aim Dr Christine Wheel intends to work with individuals who are just starting out, so she likes to think more about purpose mindset as one central life aim may tell you off to other opportunities. Christine is an author speaker and professor from University of Wisconsin Madison. who was passionate about purpose focused approaches to health finances and self improvement strategies for life transitions. She yells people to think about their purpose. Using these four steps identify number one three things that define you your core values. Number two three strengths that you are good at and enjoy doing number three three impact groups folks who want to help both in their immediate lies and the larger global community, and then you need to make a sentence number four because I value X. Y., and Z I will use my strengths of avian see to positively impact the lives of groups, one, two and three. If he put together this way. It breaks it down into small steps and makes it a whole lot less daunting. Your Y or your purpose needs to be bigger than your, but your why matters needs to be bigger than all of your excuses that may arise or get in the way of you working towards your purpose, the reason behind what you want to do has to be clear and strong to you. There's difference between goals and purpose and many people mix them up. Christine thought her purpose was to get her PhD and she can see much past that, but when she got it, she realized that nothing has really changed. She burst into tears because she had dedicated four to five years of her life to this thing that she thought was her purpose. She has her mom which she had done with her life because she thought she was going to be so happy. Her Mom said that she had felt the same gin quite figured. Figured out what happens next Christine, realized they getting her PhD was. A goal is a very important goal for living towards her purpose, but at that time she's not have any clue what her purpose was your wire. Your purpose is actually quite urgent piece. If you don't think about it, and or simply grasping at the next ring achieving your goals, you're gonNA. Have that same empty feeling because you don't know why you're doing what you are doing understanding the why and the how to make it happen to how will keep you track? Christine doesn't believe that we should have one singular life purpose, but that we have many purposes different purposes for different chapters of our lives. Looking back, seeing could see that she had a the red running through so much of what she did, but she saw his set chapters. Your values and sense of purpose will change throughout your life. Living purposely allows you to embrace opportunities when they come. Because you have that larger frame of what matters to you, and why the how of making it happen may come in a very. Very different way than planned if he thinks that your purpose is to be a doctor, but you don't get into medical school. Is it really a purpose in life to be a medical doctor or is your? Your purpose is to help people, and you can work with people one on one minute different way taking apart these pieces opens up so many avenues for living a purpose. Purpose has to be pro social snot. All about you. It is pro social in the sense that involves other people and bettering the lives of others in some way, purpose will not only make your life better, but also help the lives of your immediate family, the community, the nation or the world in some way once he realized your skill set is a lot of energy to keep pushing through when times are tough. Purpose and happiness are interdependent as having a purpose in life, knowing why you want to do what you do, tend to boost your number, one self efficacy to a feeling that what you are doing valuable, and they were accomplishing things and number two sense of agency, the ability to feel that you have control over your life. People tend not to be happy when they feel that they are not accomplishing what they want to accomplish day. Mayfield lost at sea or do not have control over their lives. Christine Caesar professional purpose to translate academic research says I can positively transform the lives of as many people as possible.
Ryder Cup Postponed Until 2021 to Accommodate Fans
"Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has been postponed a year. Until September of next year. The Presidents Cup, then returns to even number years beginning in 2020 to WN BA News, the co owner of
Ryder Cup postponed until next year at Whistling Straits
"Of America will make it official today when they postponed the Ryder Cup for one year because of the Corona virus pandemic. The event was scheduled for September 25th to the 27th at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. It will be delayed until the same time next year. The
Wisconsin man accidentally shoots golfer, 80, after aiming for woodchuck, police say
"Year old man is in the hospital after an accidental shooting on a golf course in the township of low Myra this morning, paramedics were called to the Golf Club of Camelot after the man suffered a gunshot wound while golfing Dodge County Sheriff's Office says a 50 year old man was trying to shoot a woodchuck on his property when a bullet ricocheted off of some trees, hitting the golfer. The injury non life threatening
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo win Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
"Clearly, Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest has wrapped up in New York correspondent Steve Kastenbaum says It's not like the competition of years past the Cove in 19 addition of the Nathan's fourth of July hot dog eating contest. There's a new record set in the women's competition. Miki Sudo put down 48 a half hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes here without a live audience, cheering her on an amazing feat here at an undisclosed location for the
Crop failure rate for wild rice is increasing with climate change
"Minnesota's legendary extreme winter cold is critical to the survival of many native plants and animals, but temperature trans show Minnesota's average winter temperature has warmed six degrees since nineteen seventy, and the milder winters appeared to be Reducing Wild Rice Harvest Yields Peter David is a wildlife biologist for the Great Lakes, Indian fish and Wildlife Commission Hi Peter, welcome to climate cast. Thanks for the opportunity. Why is extreme winter cold so important to wild rice? This is a plant that's adapted to northern harsh growing conditions. And so even northern Minnesota Northern Wisconsin that's solar edge of its range, and you can suspect this is going to be a point out. That's really susceptible. To. Climate impacts one of them winter aspect is just that the SPLAT needs a long hard winter for the seed Germination. And those harsh winter conditions also helped not back. Some of the other plants that wild rice typically competes with. There's really whole host of native. Climate change that are probably impacting wild rice throughout its growing season, so if the range is limited climate change is in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Would they be pretty important then to wear? The wild rice is able to flourish. There are two species I should mention lose in northern and southern wound rise, but the northern species is the one that is really important human harvesters, because it has a large highly nutritious seed. That's found only in any level of abundance in these two states, so if you're a tribal member for example living on this landscape, it doesn't help you. Much of wild rice can only grow successfully Canada in the future. Wild Rice is called Minoan in the JIB way language. Wiersma Noman so important to the JEB loy culture. Is almost impossible for me to overstate how culturally important manolas. For people who are familiar with your jubilee or initial migration story, these trouser living once along the eastern seaboard, and they move to this part of the world following prophecies that indicated that they had to go west if they were going to survive as a people. And that migration. They weren't sure how long it was going to be. Where exactly they were going, but the prophecy was that they would be at their destination. When they came to the place with the food grew out of the water. And so they brought them finally probably over generations to this western Lake Superior Regionally monoment bowl of the world, so this plant has great cultural significance right there, but it is also this food that rose out of the water, and it has more overall nutrition than any other food that was available in the region, the native diet, and so you can imagine the significance. This has, and it's literally. This food day is present. From birth to death. throughout the year and all of the ceremonies, it's intricately tied to a deputy. Tell us about the elders four year rule and how that's changing. One of the first things the elders taught me when I started three decades ago and you'll very little rice. The wild rice is an annual plant. It comes up from CD cheer, and that's one of the reasons why it may also be more responsive to climate change. But it, it's naturally variable in abundance. In the four year rule states that in a four year period you could expect one very good crop to occur, and maybe to sort of fair to midland years and one year. That's going to be near failure. And Dean late, and he can county. Minnesota's one. That I often think about here as we look at the lake each year. You never know what you're going to see when you fly up to it some years, it's open wire. Other years it looks like a gigantic heat-sealed and some years now with a disease that we're seeing more frequently associated with climate change Brown back. It looks like a Brownfield instead of the vibrant Greenfield the failure read on Dean leg in the last dozen years, or so is approaching fifty percent, and that really stands such a stark contrast to that t k ruled traditional ecological knowledge of the elders. You mentioned fungal disease I understand. That's become a problem. How is that connected to climate change? So the one that really most concerned about is a thing called Brown spot disease. Is a fungal disease, it's been around for a very long time, but it likes warm wet, humid conditions that are becoming more and more frequent, so we're in the past it sort of seemed to occur now and then here and there We're starting to see years where it has theory large regional outbreaks, and it's a real problem, because when the answer badly infected by this, the seeds germinate the plants girl that they are not able to produce, eat themselves, and so they're not replenishing that seed bank, and they're not providing for for human harvesters, or for all the myriad while species and also benefit and utilize wild rice.
Republican senators Johnson, Lankford propose making Juneteenth a federal holiday and dropping Columbus Day
"Republican senators looking into making Juneteenth of federal holiday, possibly replacing Columbus Day on the official holiday list. The day celebrates the end of slavery, but some lawmakers don't want it added to the list unless another federal holiday is removed. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson suggested Columbus Day but since he's open to another choice Idea was first introduced last month by Texas Senator John Cornyn and a number of Democratic
GOP senators propose replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday
"To Republic and U. S Senators, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and James Lankford of Oklahoma filed an amendment to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal
Hangar Flying to Favorite Airports
"Let's kick things off. and. Let's start sort of sort of closer to home of the three of us come from different parts of the country and different experiences. all around, but Let's start here in the mid and just kind of round. Robin sort to work our way out so tom that you kick it off. Of your favorite One of your favorite Midwest airports. Sure well. Obviously, we all. We all know and love wittman regional airport here in here in oshkosh which. A lot of people don't get to experience during the other fifty one weeks of the year, but it's a very vibrant little airport on I guess it's kind of unique in that you know we have this giant runway lay out that. You know in in many ways serves the needs of the tenants airport, but also another ways you know uniquely serves the needs of Va.. So it's, it's a very big airport for. For what it is, that's kind of neat but. But yeah kind of going a little farther afield of of. I all A- Wisconsin That is sixty three Charlie if I remember correctly. I look. Central County, airport. Is a little grass strip about twenty miles thirty miles, maybe north west of of Oshkosh. That has three grass runways including one. That actually has a parallel grass taxiway. And plenty of space departure airplanes, they even have a little bit of a campsite with a with a fire ring and. Some showers that are available and stuff like that, so you can come in and camp but it is the absolute epitome of a grassroots airport, and the really neat thing that they do at Iowa is on every Friday. They host a lunch for members of the community as well as members of the classic car community locally. And just fly in there pay a couple of bucks for lunch and on a good day in the summer you'll see I think their record is similar north of eighty airplanes. So that's like a really really amazing annual fly in that we do every every week up here. That place really is so much fun. like you said multiple grass runways and number one. When you when you told me that you're you're airstrip. Airport has a grass runway. You know already sold when tell me has more than one than I. Just swoon a little bit. That's so cool and they've got their. Big Open sort of hangar style clubhouse, and there's a million airplane models hanging from the ceiling and pictures all around all kinds of cool history, and you know a great cast of characters. Food is always amazing. Now one thing that Tom United talked about this before, and we've. We've been up there. Many times in order for them to to make this work into serve food without necessarily. Having to call themselves restaurant you know they're still. They still have To adhere to and everything of course, but basically you join. The is the Central County Sport Flyers. Central, county flyers associated. Center County Flyers, association, and a lifetime membership is something like eleven dollars, and so you get there? You show your membership card, and then you are part of the Social Club and you can, you can eat at. Boy It's it's well worth it. You still pay for the lunch. But, just a just a blast to go up there. See what kind of airplanes come in. You mentioned classic cars being a big thing up there. One of the biggest car shows in the country, if not the biggest actually held up there, and I allowed kind of out of the way out of the way spot and that culture pervades around. I think so many of us who love airplanes can appreciate. Cars and motorcycles and other vintage machinery, to yeah, and you mentioned the CL-. The Central County Flyers. Association I believe under Wisconsin Law. If you're in a social club, it has to have some kind of a common purpose so in order to join the Central County Fires Association you must. Attest that you are dedicated to the promotion of General Aviation. That is something that I don't think any of us would have any trouble doing. and. I'm willing to go on record. Yes, we can. We can manage that. So Chris, how about you? What what are you got in the Mid West you like, so? I'M GONNA turn slightly south and talk about the fond lack airport Fund lack airport. I spent a couple of days at it a couple of weeks ago because they let a stage, the Huey there as we're moving our new edition into the museum. And I didn't realize how busy that little airport is that we had a couple really nice clear days and I was blown away. That was a that was. A Busier airport does few days. I, was there, but what really stands out for me is the early trips when I would come from Pennsylvania to hear you know fund. Lack was the first. SORTA signed. That something was different. You heading towards something great, you know you're you're coming up forty one. It's just on the left side of forty one and like you'd go by this normal general aviation look airport and there'd be like a hell diver sitting next to the road. See. You knew that like that's not normal. You know and there'd be a Corsair there or and. It was it was basically overflow for the show and They basically had their own air show down there. I mean you just walk around looking at some of the coupons just park down there either you know someone rides or waiting their turn to get into the field here Nash cash in but it was always that I like I remember. It was probably pretty dangerous because we would always likes trainer. I'm probably not pay close attention to the roads. We should pass and fond lack airport just to. See what was out, and what was there and it really really helped peak the excitement of close out ten hour trip
How one farmer is adding carbon to the soil
"Jim Munch raises beef cattle in western Wisconsin and his heard has something in common with the Wild Bison that once roamed the area. They never graze in the same place for long munch moves his cattle through a series of pastures. They eat the grass in one area for a days and then move on, so it has time to recover. Called rotational grazing, the practice can build soil carbon over time. As the animals graze manure and plant material. Get worked into the ground. Munch says over the forty years. He's had Carolina's land. Just by rotational grazing. We've built organic matter twofold. That's good for the climate and the farm soil rich in organic matter holds more moisture so much is pastors are more resilient to droughts. Three years ago when we had this six week dry period, I never took off pastor. And during heavy storms, healthy soil absorbed drain instead of washing away. We've had a number of one hundred year rains in the last decade. On our farm when you went out and walked onto pastures, it was like walking on a wet sponge, so he says rotational grazing is a way for farmers to reduce carbon pollution and adapt to climate change.
Phase 3 in Louisiana put off amid coronavirus spike
"The country states are trying to balance public health and safety with the economic impact of lockdowns. The push and pull is being felt nationwide, but especially in some states that are now rethinking the reopening timetables summit arise and Corona. Virus cases one of them. Is Louisiana one of the hardest hit states in the nation? Early on in the pandemic, the state had begun reopening, but is now hitting. Pause on those plans joining me now with more details as reporter Scott Calvert. Scott before we talk about the fight to reopen, let's backtrack to the early days of the pandemic. Louisiana was one of the worst hit states in the country. That's right. Yeah I mean in late, March and early April the number of cases and the death toll in Louisiana, particularly in the new, Orleans area was just enormous, and at one point Louisiana rather was second only to new. New York state in per capita deaths, and there were two parishes which are the equivalent of counties in Louisiana that had the highest number of deaths per capita nationwide, so it was. It was really bad, so we've seen cases. Go down in some of the places that were hit hard early on like new. York New Jersey, but that hasn't been the case in Louisiana. Why not? Well. The governor on Bel Edwards basically says that people have not been good about doing things like wearing masks and practicing social distancing and staying home. They're sick. That sort of thing and it's really interesting because you know in in Louisiana their numbers basically peaked in mid April, and you started seeing this sort of steady decline in hospitalization and things like that and they really thought that things were going to keep getting better and they did. Did until mid June so just a couple of weeks ago, and then it started getting up again, and it's been doing that ever since the last two plus weeks the number of cases has been rising number of hospitalizations are on the upswing, and you know the the governor says it's really really boils down to people, not doing those things like wearing masks and practicing social distancing as the state has started to open up again. No amid arise in cases in several states, especially in the south and western United States. We've seen some areas, rollback or pause plans to reopen, but there is a fight going on in Louisiana over the reopening. What's happening? Right so Louisiana entered phased to in their lexicon back in on June the fifth and what that did is that allowed restaurants and gyms and hair salons, a lot of other businesses to operate at fifty percent capacity, and before that they have been at twenty five percent capacity. So what happened is early last week Governor Edwards said look. I'm going to pause us in phase two for another four weeks rather than go to the next phase of of reopening, and he said that he was doing that because the numbers weren't looking good, because the cases were up and so forth. Forth, and so he thought it prudent to pause where they were to try to drive those numbers down, and the issue is there are a number of Republican lawmakers in the State House of Representatives. Who would like to take away his authority governors to to operate the state of emergency? Because basically what they want to do is to allow local jurisdictions. Perish isn't cities to decide how open or not, the local economies should be, and they make a number of arguments. I mean one is that the hospital system in Louisiana is nowhere near being overwhelmed, which was a very real concern. Concern a couple of months ago, they also point out that you know. There's variations in terms of how badly affected certain parts of the state are, and they also point out that a lot of younger adults are are driving these increases in in case numbers, and that you know for the most part younger people people in their twenties say do pretty well clinically in terms of the virus, Cova Nineteen and that essentially, it's time to to open up the state more than it is. Because a lot of businesses are are really hurting in many ways. It seems like the challenges several. Several states are facing and that we've been talking about for the last several weeks. Balancing Public Health and safety concerns with economic concerns and the challenges, especially for small businesses that aren't able to stay open. That's right and one of the interesting dynamics there in Louisiana is you know. I talked to the head of the Baton Rouge area. Chamber of Commerce and they don't support this effort to override the governor's state of emergency, which is basically a petition drive in the House of Representatives and one of the reasons why they don't is because. They told me that they think that. They're satisfied with the path that they're on the way. The governor is handling this, but one of the real concerns I think is that if the number of cases keeps rising and in the state, decide that needs to take more drastic action. They're worried about restrictions being reimposed and rolling back to say phase one when they could only open at twenty five percent, and so they really don't WanNa. Go backwards and they're. They're not thrilled probably with with being at half capacity, but they'd rather do that. And I think a lot of businesses are able to more or less deal with that environment, rather than than go back to a situation where either they have to have a lower capacity or close altogether. And what is the governor saying about the petition effort? Governor Edwards has said he doesn't think this effort is going to succeed. But he also described it as irresponsible to the point of being asinine, and he thinks it just sends the wrong message to the residents of Louisiana at a time when they really are trying to encourage people to wear mouse, and be socially distant and things like that, and he also says that if that were to succeed in Louisiana would be the only state other than Wisconsin without a statewide order. At this point, the only reason Wisconsin doesn't have one. Is that the State Supreme? Court there overturned the Wisconsin border?
The Ho-Chunk tribe of Wisconsin has permanently laid off a number of employees
"This is national native news. I Megan camera in Perrine Tony Gonzalez. Indigenous activists are asking former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to drop out of the Democratic Senate primary over photos of him, and what they say is imitative native. American clothing common dreams, reports, coalition of indigenous women in their allies sent an open letter on Saturday outlining hickenlooper participation in hunting competition where they say winners are dressed in war, bonnets and losers must address like quote. Unquote squaws. The letter points out. This ethnic slur is associated with sexual assault of native North American Indian women. The one shot antelope punt has been a tradition in Wyoming for many decades A. Video from Wyoming. PBS shows the clothing being placed on the winners and losers by members of the Shoshoni tribe. Other? Groups joined the letter including sunrise movement converged. Colorado, and the indigenous environmental network, the latest controversy follows others including video that has surfaced showing Hickenlooper six years ago, comparing politicians scheduled to working on a slave ship. The letter says he has shown a pattern of quote. Behavior. The Ho Chunk Nation in Wisconsin has permanently laid off an undetermined number of tribal employees. The tribe has several casinos in Wisconsin that have been affected by corona virus closures and restrictions in a video statement Ho. Chunk President Myron White Eagle said the difficult decision is aimed at preserving the nation's financial health. This is a hard road to recovery to where we were pre pandemic. No one knows when we'll get back to. To those conditions, we hope to recall as many as employees as we can. But the future is uncertain White Eagle said laid off. Employees are not eligible for health insurance through the tribe, but they can seek services with the state. He said tribal officials failed to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year, but instead are working with a bare bones sixty day, operating budget in the hopes of the financial picture improves. Navajo nation leaders want new, Mexico to end efforts to dismiss a landmark education case meant to address educational inequities in the state. President Jonathan knows and Vice President Myron analyzer sent a letter to lawmakers expressing their opposition to a motion to dismiss the Yes Martinez lawsuit. Nez Native students deserve an educational environment that prioritizes their culture and unique needs. A judge ruled in twenty eighteen that New Mexico had denied English language learners, Special Education, native, American, and low income students, their constitutional right to a sufficient education, the Santa Fe new Mexican reports. The state filed a motion in March to dismiss the suit because it claims it has met the. The requirements of the decision the New Mexico Center online poverty, which representing the as he plaintiffs argues the state's efforts have been piecemeal in an op-ed, and the Albuquerque Journal they right. There are still large inequities in access to reliable Internet and technology, and they say they're still a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate instructional materials, and there's a shortage of certified teachers. In Brazil people more into the death of KAIAPO leader and rainforest defender Paulino. Akon from covid Nineteen Public Radio International reported con played a key role in creation of tribal territory and ensuring indigenous rights were included in the country's Constitution The New York Times reports pie controversial, the world warning of the destruction of the Amazon appearing with celebrities like sting, but in the early nineteen nineties he was accused of rape. Supporters claim to the charges were. Were created a silence him. More than three hundred indigenous people in the Amazon have died from covid nineteen. The Guardian reports fears are rising. The virus will bring terrible losses of knowledge and tribal history, culture and traditional medicine. Many indigenous leaders accused the government of far-right President Gyro Bolsonaro of failing to protect Brazil's indigenous people by delaying aid and forcing them to risk infection by travelling to nearby towns for help for National Native News. I'm Meghan, camera.
"wisconsin" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
"I WanNa ask you one last question. That is sort of formed the backbone of so much of the discussions we've had in our election coverage in the last few months and that is just if the net effect of this isn't simply as you've said widespread vote suppression but also massive failure of confidence. The what is the point in voting? The whole system sucks now. We can add to the trash heap. It looks like the Federal Judiciary is completely biased and that both state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court put a finger on the thumb. Put their thumb on the scale for their own team. I guess I want to ask the sort of Zeitgeist question which is how damaging is it to those norms. You talked about at the beginning when you have voters who witnessed just a spectacular failure of the franchise and just walk away from Wisconsin and everything else just saying. There's just no point the whole thing is cooked in fixed and the courts are in on it too. I think that if that takes hold that will be devastating. I feel like that that narrative has taken hold with redistricting candidly And I think that that's going to have a tremendous effect when it comes to districting After the the twenty The twenty twenty senses Frankly I feel like there's some of that about the census too I mean. The fact is the trump administration couldn't cancel the census. But it was a but but it could defunding away that you have a highly distorted result of WHO's counting. Who's not and in some sense? Wisconsin represents the same thing but in an election which is literally they couldn't cancel the election They wouldn't let it be moved but they could make it so. The voting rules were so hard for people to execute their vote under that. It's a highly distorted rea- result that you get from who voted and who didn't and in both cases you have the US Supreme Court sort of throwing. Its hands up and saying well. I guess there's really nothing for us to do here. In the case of redistricting they literally threw up their hands and said we have no role here in this case. They claimed that there was little that they could do both the but the very little they did. was counterproductive And I said this earlier and I want to repeat it. I I I wish that someone at the Supreme Court would have looked at the caption of this case and said do we really want in an election year in which we know passions are gonNA run high. And there's going to be a lot of quasi-judicial activity around voting. Do we really WANNA case entitled Republican National Committee Versus Democratic National Committee to be the case in which the conservative justices are lined up supporting the Republican National Committee effort to restrict voting rights. And for all that justice that she the chief justice has spoken about. How important it is that the judiciary not be viewed through that Lens. I really think this was just an unforced error in that in that regard in terms of public confidence. I need you to throw us a bone and tell us something happy. Talk about New Hampshire. Yeah I'll tell you a few things that are happy so in the last few weeks You know we. We settled the case with Georgia over signature matching signature matching as a part of absentee balloting. When they compare the signature on the envelope with the signature on on file with registration in many states that matching process is very opaque and does not give voters the opportunity to Have their their signature fairly judged or an opportunity to cure and we sued Georgia and Georgia settled with us. That was a positive The State of Florida settled a longstanding lawsuits that we had had with them over placing early votes centers on college campuses They had the Florida had banned Early vote centers on college campuses. So they were allowed to any public building on college campuses we sued and we won the legislature then came back and passed a new law saying that the couldn't be placed in any in any location that doesn't have a non permitted parking which was a which was a way of again getting back to college campuses and the Secretary of State of Florida settled that case with us. Centigrade issued a new directive saying that law does not prohibit putting a early voting sense on sites on college campuses and so That was a real positive and then just yesterday. Just the other day rather Just earlier this week we settled the case I'm not settled. We WanNA case in federal district in State Court in New Hampshire where the court struck down. Senate bill three which was the domicile law that was passed by Republicans in two thousand seventeen and effort to prevent a college students from voting in New Hampshire so these were all good developments on on the voting rights front and we continue to litigate. You know a number of cases around the country and our yeah having success in a number of them because for the most part at the at the if you if you look at these laws that are that are suppressive You know courts are still the best. Hope we have. Despite what happened in Wisconsin courts are still the best hope. We have to protect voting rights. So I have to have to make two points One is that where the political branches fail and we are seeing. The political branches failed to protect voting rights because Republicans don't want them to succeed. The federal courts have to step in its it is one of the core functions of the federal courts is to protect fundamental constitutional rights of individuals and voting rights are central among them. The second thing is just a caution to the to the audience for the future. If the if the Republican National Committee was willing to spend all of this effort and capital and money over a judicial election in Wisconsin. Just Ask Yourself. What will they be willing to do for November right? So if if if you ask yourself you know why would the RNC of gone to all of this effort for state judicial election? Just imagine what. When we'RE IN SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER. They will be willing to do to affect the presidential and congressional and Senate elections in November. And that's something to be concerned about. I have a few minutes left mark and I feel like what I really want you to speak to is something you scooped up yet a great piece in the Atlantic that said I I'm summarizing. Folks should just read it but the sad this goes beyond. Just you know no excuse. Absentee balloting and mail in ballots. And you list some other things that have to change and I'm struck by the fact that part of what's happening is the window is closing clearly for either federal changes or state changes to solve the cove problem. We saw In Wisconsin. But I think what you're saying this doesn't necessarily have to be a thing that Congress lashes onto the next Release Bill. This is something that states need to be pressed to do. Am I misreading you are you? Are you saying that in his foot race to get very limited amount of time to get this resolved in time for the two thousand election pushing for massive federal money to do? This may not be our best bet that this is something we should be doing. State-by-state as quick as we can so I think it's too I think it's two different pieces number. One Congress needs appropriate money to the states so that they can fund the elections. The fact is the postal service. Right now is set to run out of money in in June. It plays a vital role in elections and states right now taxed under the pressure of Kovic for as a as a health epidemic and that's taxing their budgets and remember most states have a balanced budget requirement in their state constitutions. So they need money in order to simply be able to do the blocking and tackling to hold elections. But but you're right the the We can't overlook the things that states cannon to do to make sure that not only is there access to vote by mail that there is safe and available access to in person voting. We saw seven and a half hour long lines before covert in Texas. We saw long lines in in In California before cove and we obviously saw debilitating long lines in Wisconsin During covert and are. St- election system is quite rickety and it is not set up to handle the kind of external pressures and shocks that. Come from high turnout or from Covadonga from other other crises so there are some simple things states can do that. Shouldn't be partisan but we'll see like you know making sure that we use that. We recruit a new generation of homework or so in two thousand eighteen More than two thirds of all poll workers over the age of sixty Twenty five percent were over the age of seventy one things. I propose in that. Atlantic piece for example is that colleges and universities give credit give course credit to students who are willing to be trained and work as election workers and that they received pay as well that states turn their civil servants not their political appointees but their civil servants into poll workers have them be trained. We expand curbside voting So that people can vote in their cars right. We set up the voting booth so to speak right out right on the right on the street corner or out on the curb right. The school you get checked in you get a ballot in your car. You voted I. I would note that the national review had an article online That that That endorse this. That I tweeted. I was happy to say that I thought that made sense so so there are things that we that states can do. Now that should be non ideological that don't help Democrats or Republicans. Just help everyone vote. Nobody wins when a city goes from having a hundred eighty some odd polling locations to five. I mean candidate may win or a party may win but but the system really fails and democratic election and and Republican local election officials need to ban together to take these kinds of steps to ensure that everyone wants to vote by mail can do so that ballot counted and not be rejected aronie asleep and people who prefer to vote in person and they're going to be people who prefer to vote in person. They need to be given the opportunity to do so without waiting in lines without jeopardizing their health. So what I'm hearing you say and I. This is my last question I really want to hear. You refine refined. What you just said. Is that folks who are out there who are crestfallen heartbroken about Wisconsin and who are feeling like the fixes in and this is certainly not something that can be remediated by November of two thousand twenty. You're saying yes and call call and make sure that the next bailout package has funds to give the states a chance at having fair elections and also make sure that your state is coming online to do the kinds of things that can be done that materially help and all that stuff is where we should be putting our energy right. Not Get drunk and give up. I'm not pessimistic about about holding free and fair elections in November. I I'm realistic. I'm realistic that. This is not going to be a bipartisan endeavor. I'm realistic that. The Republican National Committee announced a ten million dollar fund to Fight Voting Rights in court. I'm realistic about the fact that they went to the Supreme Court in Wisconsin and I'm realistic. Donald Trump is going to continue to demagogue on this issue in that many. Republican officials are GonNA follow his lead but I'm also realistic that there are many hard-working election officials at the state and local level. Who are Democrats and Republicans who want their elections to succeed? I hear occasionally from local Republican election officials who are upset by what they hear at the national level. Because they don't they they've committed their lives to make sure that election succeed in their communities. So it's going to be a combination of Congress providing the funds and people keeping the pressure on this issue and not letting it fade into the background making it a priority that that this is something that that we need to focus on and then finally I remain optimistic. Notwithstanding Wisconsin that the federal courts in the state courts remain the best chance to make sure that voting rights are protected. And so I and others will be bringing those cases in court And hopefully we will have more results like we recently had an in New Hampshire. Marc Elias is chair of the Perkins Coup Political Law Group. He represents the Democratic National Committee and represented the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in this week's Litigation he is also one of the foremost elections. Experts in this country has been working so hard to make this system work mark. You gave us a lot of your time. We are so grateful for what you do. Thank.
"wisconsin" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
"What it meant in Wisconsin. It is a pleasure to welcome Marc Elias back to the podcast in no small measure. Because I think there are real lessons to be learned from last Tuesday and I WANNA make sure that we're learning the right one so mark without further ado welcome back. Thank you for having me. It's always a pleasure and I want to start if we could by defining the problem and by that I mean I've had so much mail from people worrying that Donald Trump is going to in the manner of Authoritarians everywhere cancel the twenty twenty election. But that's not actually the issue correct correct so I have a good news and bad news for for your audience The good news is Donald. Trump can't cancel the election. He can't move the election Federal Election Day is set As the Tuesday following the first Monday in November and we will have an election on that day The only way that that date could move would be a new act of Congress and obviously that's That's not going to happen so that's good news. The bad news is we're going to have an election on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. And we're going to have that election whether as a country we are prepared for it or we're not and so whatever needs to focus on is how do we take the steps now to make sure that when we get to November. We don't have a circumstance like we had in Wisconsin But without any of the remedies that might otherwise be available to state in the primaries where they could for example move a primary in November. There's moving the election so we've got to got to spend the time now to get ready so that we don't have a problem In November so maybe mark I can put the same question through a slightly different frame and that is to say throughout the last couple of shows. We've been talking about. How in a weird way federalism and decentralisation generally of the United States government has been a reason we haven't seen a lot of massive power grabs violations of civil liberties. But the problem is that federalism states rates decentralisation particularly in the election context where you have a Affiliate highly politicized county state municipal systems. All working it means you're not going to have a big sort of Viktor. Orban style power. Grab but you're just going to have a whole bunch of chaos partisanship and self dealing. It's not exactly the civil liberties problem we're talking about. It's a different set of problems right. It is and you know the the system of democracy in this country works not only because there are rules and laws but because there are norms and expected behavior and what we've learned is that Donald Trump doesn't abide those norms. And that's that's played out in a whole host of areas where we've seen really really problematic Conduct on the on. The part of the president that among other things led to his impeachment But elections are no different right elections start with the assumption that everyone wants the same thing which is a free and fair election and everybody wants the same thing which is every eligible voter to be able to participate in have their vote counted and the problem we are facing is that The Republican Party under Donald Trump has simply deviated off that norm Try to imagine the Republican Party. Even of George W Bush a few years ago taking the position publicly that that it took a in the courts in Wisconsin. Which is that notwithstanding the fact that there was a pandemic notwithstanding the fact that there were massive po closures Notwithstanding the fact that voters couldn't get witnesses to witness absentee ballots that they were going to both insist that the election move forward And also move forward under terms that guaranteed that large swath of the population wouldn't be able to participate so so you know what worries me is. Yes the problems of federalism For sure but it's a particular kind problem which is that. The president is states is standing in the White House at the podium. Saying that voters shouldn't be able to participate under some circumstances and Republican elected officials all the way from from from Senate house down to governors secretaries of state are hearing that message. And that's the problem that that that even though it's a federal system it is still one that is that we're the signals coming from the top are really loud and clear and I guess. We'd be remiss if we didn't know that. Donald Trump was seating this argument even during the two thousand sixteen election. He was saying there's going to be massive vote fraud. There's going to be buses of illegal voters. He was prepared. I think to contest the results of the presidential election in two thousand sixteen just on this absolutely fallacious proposition that there is massive voter fraud and that Democrats steal election so this in some sense I mean. I think you're right that there's a norm that's collapsed but in another sense this far predated Kovin. Oh I totally agree I. I've been I've been talking about this for months now. The the only difference is that in light of Cova people are now much more Focused on this but I am already litigating. More than twenty voting cases in fourteen and those predated covert. Because you're right. This is a message that. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have been sending loud and clear for many months or years The only thing that's changed from two thousand sixteen to now is number one. He has decided that The the problem he was prepared to say was in place in twenty in two thousand sixteen was large numbers of undocumented. Immigrants Voting in person and now the focus of his species allegations is voting by mail The only other change is really is a really really significant one though. Which is that in. Two Thousand Sixteen wasn't clear how much the Republican Party was willing to sign on to that. So you know. If Donald Trump had had lost the election it was to be seen how much other Republicans were have signed onto the notion This is Donald Trump's Republican party And so when Donald Trump says we have problems with vote by mail. You know you start to see State. Local officials Echo that and so. It's a much more problematic circumstance than in two thousand sixteen mark. One of the reasons I wanted to talk to you is because I think Wisconsin is both its own pathological voting nightmare and also because I think as many elections experts have told us in the last couple of days. Wisconsin is every state it's emblematic of save the states that already have really effective vote by mail systems. This could happen anywhere and I wondered if we could pry those two things apart for a minute. Because in one sense Wisconsin is a long-standing Canary in the coal mine on Vote Suppression on voter. Id on Gerrymandering all the stuff that you work on. So let's do one cut at this in which you talk about the ways in which you know for instance the extreme Gerrymander from twenty eleven. That somehow has Wisconsin. Republicans holding two thirds of the seats in the state assembly. Although they win less than half the votes that's really Wisconsin specific as is some of the vote suppression stuff around voter. Id So tell us which parts of what we saw. This week are really specific to the crazy way. Wisconsin has been operating on voting. So look I think that. Wisconsin is both an outlier but also speaks to the problems in many many states. So yeah there's no question. That there is reinforcing Problems in democracy. Where you have were you start with a highly gerrymandered state legislature that then reinforces that Gerrymander by gerrymandering further than reinforces that by having voting rules. That make it even more difficult to overcome those gerrymanders right. So these are all kind of reinforcing in some sense Incumbent Party protections right you you I make the seats hard for for you to lose just based on partisan divide and then you make them even harder to lose based on who can vote. And then the other thing in Wisconsin. Of course that we saw that was underlying most of of the. I think the fervor on the Republican side was a state. Supreme Court seat was up. So then you pay particular attention to your State Supreme Court because it would be the one body at this point that could undo the gerrymandering or the vote suppression by interpreting the State Constitution to prohibit those things so it is very much a reinforcing circle that said. Wisconsin is not a completely unique circumstance. I mean you can look at North Carolina. You could look at Florida You can look at Texas And you know those legislatures certainly give the Wisconsin legislature or run for the money when it comes to passing Voter Suppression Laws. And you know. Litigation has improved the the Gerrymander in North Carolina but it is still an overwhelmingly Republican legislature. Florida had fair district amendments. That made the gerrymandering somewhat better. But you still have a system where the Republicans control both houses of legislature and the governor. And of course Texas Your remains a perennial problem both with respect to gender gerrymandering in voting rights. And I'm just making those states out I could. I could add to that other states As well but but all of these democracy principles are reinforcing. They are all aimed to have the same goal. Which is to put a thumb on the scale to to prevent Everyone's vote from counting equally. And one way you prevent everyone's vote from nucleus through Gerrymandering one way you prevent. Everyone's vote from accounting. Equally is by Putting restrictions on how votes are counted and one way the most extreme oil is simply by preventing people from being able to vote at all. And that's the that's the most extreme That we saw in Wisconsin. This but but they're all the same kind and it's worth. I think saying you flicked it but let's let's pick this a little bit more that one of the things that made this extraordinarily salient for the state. Republican Party was that there was a state Supreme Court seat very contested State Supreme Court seat. That was up for grabs in this primary that no lesser person than Donald Trump had weighed in on this election. And I guess I'm wondering how much I always feel as though the conversation about whether we should be electing State Supreme Court justices is sidelined in the conversation around voting rights. But is this one of those moments where you can say. Oh my God. Why do we have partisan races states for Supreme Court justices? That will someday do exactly what the State Supreme Court did here which is weighing in on an election. Yeah look I think that I think it's really problematic that that we have elected judges in this country to the extent we do And I think that the notion of having elected judiciaries at the state level worked for a long Long period of time in our country because those elections were not partisan is in other words they were not. They were relatively sleepy affairs. You know you'd have. Typically someone will get appointed to a position they would stand for some kind of retention election and there wouldn't really be large money involved or a partisan partisan forces but but again that's a norm that broke down like that that was never a law that was just a norm. And now you see what you see. And then when the Wisconsin Supreme Court is is then put in the position of deciding whether or not to postpone the election. Well of course it divides on the on the partisan or ideological lines because it has become such a focal point in the partisan divide over democracy in Wisconsin. So let's also break those two out because we had one action that was On Monday the governor Democratic Governor Tony Evers who had been begging the legislature to do something Without any results finally just took it upon himself to cancel election To bump it forward to June that was blocked as you just said by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Then there was separate litigation. Which is the.
"wisconsin" Discussed on The Daily
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"wisconsin" Discussed on The Daily
"Even as the state voted for Barack Obama twice. Republican governor Scott Walker has won his reelection bid. They kept winning the time in four years. Republican Scott Walker has won a statewide election for governor. So by the time you get two thousand. Eighteen major shift happen overnight Wisconsin voters. You've elected a Democrat governor. When Walker loses his reelection bid to Tony vers? The race was almost too close to call but overnight Democrat Tony. Evers narrowly beat out. Gop incumbent Scott Walker denying him a third term Republicans in the state legislature have already learned a lesson from the years prior. That's more important to wield power than it is to be seen as a political compromiser. How does that play out? When all of a sudden there is a democratic governor in Iverson's who I assume wants to start making compromises with the Republican legislature the Republicans make clear. That is not what they're interested in. Republicans stung by their losses in. The midterms are moving forward with last ditch efforts to hang onto power. It's happening in at least two swing states Wisconsin and Michigan. The country is really watching this morning. As lawmakers here in Wisconsin work through the night to amend and vote on a number of bills. Are Josh Brighter as a special session? That happens before he takes office. Republicans do kind of classic power grab Wisconsin's Republican controlled. Legislature passed a series of bills late Wednesday night. That would limit the powers of incoming Democratic governor. Tony Day pass a number of bills that limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor and take away things that were available to his Republican predecessor bills would put lawmakers in charge of litigation which would effectively block incoming Democratic governor Tony Evers and the Democratic Attorney General elect from withdrawing the state from a lawsuit to overturn obamacare. So either is not. Have the power to make key appointments and another bill would require the governor to get permission from the legislature to ban. Guns Everts would not have the power to regulate guns in the same way that existed for his predecessor the also limited early voting which is a tool of access to the ballot box. That sometimes helped Democrats because more people in bigger areas can get to the polls. These are all really nakedly. Partisan Republicans didn't really even try to hide it. We don't want to usurp his power. That's never been our goal. Our goal is just to guarantee that we have an opportunity to sit at the table negotiate and do it fairly. It puts us on an equal playing field as the legislature. And I think that's a positive step for the state of Wisconsin so that is the political backdrop. You're saying for this current battle over how to hold a primary in the middle of a pandemic. Yeah it is that sense of affirmation the sense of rightness that Republicans enter into everts administration with and allows them to openly flout. The typical means a political pressure that the governor tries to put on them around the election. The legislature came in they gavel. Ben For about ten seconds gavel. `Bout and they moved on. They said that was not a serious proposal. Instead the time for the proposals like that whereas several weeks ago when the crisis began so what happens after that special session that minute long special session about the election. Well there's been a significant amount of legal legislation that has surrounded all of this political action so much going on here at the state capital today. Let's break down and give you a brief summary of what happened today. 'cause it's been a wild day politically. There was a court ruling. That basically affirmed that the Republicans probably have control over a win. The election should be held the ruling expanded access to absentee-voter Republicans appealed that straight to the US Supreme Court and Monday started with Governor Eve irs issuing executive order pushing back the spring election from tomorrow to June ninth morning governor. Tony Iverson issued an executive order to postpone tomorrow's election due to Cova one thousand nine concerns. The bottom line is that I have an obligation to keep people safe. The governor makes his most drastic step unilaterally postponing Tuesday's election until June Claiming he asked the emergency powers to do so. This is a front the Republicans Republican legislators mounted a legal challenge immediately and they immediately initiate emergency legislation. Going straight to the Wisconsin Supreme Court saying the governor does not have the right to do this and just about an hour ago. The State Supreme Court issued its ruling saying that indeed. The election will happen tomorrow. The court agree with them ruling just hours later that the governor did not have the power to postpone the Tuesday primary meaning. The election will go on in person today. You know said I'm struck by the fact that earlier on you told us the Democrats Republicans in the state they had basically been on the same page about this primary until the virus gets worse and the governor advocates for a different kind of voting system through absentee ballots and then it all breaks down and Republicans are attempting at every turn to block him now in court. And how do you explain that I mean how do Republicans in the state legislature explained Republican County chairs and folks in the state legislature? Say a couple of things. The first is at their position has changed. The doctor. Governor didn't have the power then and they don't think he has the power now to change. How the election is run. The other point is that they see Wisconsin again as a microcosm of the conservative fight. That could happen largely and what could be a new reality of how American elections are run in this pandemic era and in that view dramatically expanding the electorate in these ways are not something that Republicans are all that keen on because what they're worried about is an election in which people who may not have participated or may not have come out all of a sudden have the opportunity to do so and to cast a ballot and that kind of changes the center of power within the state. What do you mean if people participate in different numbers in bigger numbers if it changes the type of people who want to participate in the spring election? That's not necessarily always seen the biggest turnout that changes who can win and who has benefited from the systems in the past and who might benefit if they were to change along the lines of what Governor Devers is asking for. It's hard to say exactly because we're talking about an unprecedented situation. But we do know that the people who are typically benefited from early voting from early registration from online registration or vote by mail where people usually don't participate in the process. Younger voters minority voters people that lean democratic and just in the ways that Republicans Limited early voting and that special session. They had after evert is one. It's the same thought process that with more people get involved when people who typically sit out get involved that helps Democrats Do Democrats acknowledge that an absentee balloting system that is suddenly much more widespread than it has been in the past would be advantageous to them in Wisconsin? They principally try to appeal to voters using Small d democratic ideals the General Basic American principle that everyone should be given the easiest access to vote. They've tried to appeal. The people do public health measures noting. How unsafe it is for people to gather at Paul's but when you ask folks in democratic circles they know that win the electorate expanse particularly in national and statewide elections. That's usually good news for Democrats It's interesting this is not just a debate about how to vote in a pandemic although clearly. That's what's driving a lot of this but in the background from what you're saying is this other question which is whether the systems needed to vote during a pandemic may fundamentally change who votes how many people vote and which party wins exactly is not just about public health. This is about access to power and the kind of most basic fundamental principles of democracy. If the system that we have been traditionally used to can't hold what replaces it and we seem real resistance to that in this state and we may see that resistance all across the country. Why would you say that? Because it's very tempting to see this story as an anomaly right in that. The Governor of Wisconsin waited a very long time to try to postpone the state's primary perhaps too long and the state legislature is this hyper partisan conservative activist body. That is trying to use. Its power for political advantage. So all those factors would seem to make Wisconsin a bit of an outlier. What may seem like an anomaly. Right now might actually just be pacesetter and this could be a preview as to what comes for state after state.
"wisconsin" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Can we talk about? Why this election in Wisconsin matters because part of the reason that the governor didn't WanNa postpone the election was that there were so many things up for election wasn't just the presidential primary. We're talking about city councils seeds and may oral seats all these seats. That could have sat empty. And there's a supreme court seat too. So what are these elections about? Yes so they have more than thirty eight hundred seats on the ballots across the state and that includes nearly sixteen hundred county supervisors and officers Five hundred sixty five school district board positions. Then you've got a lot of lower court judgeships that are open and one of the issues that Iverson noted was you know we. We don't know who can exercise authority in these roles. If we don't have an election these people they're filling terms that have a limited number of years their terms are going to expire. And we don't know who can actually exercise that power anymore so that was a big reason why he didn't want to cancel the election. I think a legitimate reason and a rational reason but by far the most important race that will happen in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Is that State Supreme Court race. Why do you say that because there was constant? Supreme Court is probably the Crown Jewel of the folks effort to remake Wisconsin. I mean the cokes and their their network of donors have poured so many millions and millions of dollars into the State Supreme Court races to install very far right. Reactionary judge is on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and they have succeeded. There's currently five to two conservative majority on the court and if this election swings left and the liberal candidate wins this state Supreme Court election that will go down to a four three conservative. Majority a pretty narrow split and that leaves room for a Democrat liberal to win the next race and turn the court blue flip it create a liberal majority and then that liberal majority can start chipping away at a lot of the extreme stuff that Scott Walker and the Republican legislature have implemented over the last decade or so. So what? Is this going to look like today? I just can't imagine going to vote right now. And many Wisconsin nights cannot either so a couple of things I'll be looking at is basically. How many poll workers simply don't show up to the very few in-person polling places that remain open. I think it's GonNa be fascinating to see if places like Milwaukee and Green Bay Madison can even keep a handful of polling places running because I think a lot of people who are supposed to show up to help are going to be scared you know. They're disproportionately elderly people who work the polls in America. They don't get paid very much. They tend to be people with lots of leisure time on their hands. So old people and they're not going to want to go and face thousands of voters who kind of crush into these these voting places and try not to infect other people are going to say. I'd rather stay home so look for catastrophes on the ground and also look at the election officials who are just swimming in piles of absentee ballots marches stern. Thank you so much for joining me. Sorry I don't have better news for you a few hours after I got off the line with Marc Joseph Stern Wisconsin Governor Eve irs announced. He was suddenly postponing the state's election due to the corona virus Republicans legislature immediately appealed to the State Supreme Court and the court ruled. The election had to go on so I called Mark Back. Can you just lay out exactly what happened here? Oh my God so all right. We got off the phone. I nine hours ago but it feels like it was years ago. I was a younger man. Okay we got off. The phone and Governor Evert issued an executive order that officially postponed the election. He said I am drawing on my legal powers to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin Nights and I am going to delay the election. Cancel in person voting tomorrow and call a special session of the legislature again and ask them to reschedule the election for June. And this is a power that governor had had admitted he did not have right. Yeah he he sort of said like basically. I'm not sure if I have this power that he was sort of playing a little real politique here. I think he recognized. The state has a very conservative and hostile Supreme Court and so he had been saying like I want this to be really clear I want The legislature to change the law. So I don't have to rest on my own shaky powers and he called the legislature into session to a special emergency session to to change the date and then the legislature immediately convened in said. Screw you Tony Evers. Were doing no such thing so he just sort of decided I might as well take a wild swing and see if I can make it work. Nothing to lose right or everything to lose depending on your perspective right Really everything because what ended up happening was Just a few hours after everts issued. This order that Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a four to decision blocking the order. Reinstating Tuesday's election and without explaining its reasoning. Basically saying the show must go on so as of this exact moment there is an election. There is in person voting in Wisconsin. Not many people may be showing up but there is a Wisconsin election on April seventh. So the people who decided that the election was going to go on. They have a way. They want the election to turn out quite absolutely absolutely they have. They openly have a vested interest in this election continuing so that the pandemic suppresses democratic votes and they get to keep their treasured colleague. Dan Kelly on the bench and they have said almost as much in public statements. Okay this conversation. It will drop into people's feeds on Tuesday morning. If I'm waking up in Wisconsin what am I doing? If you're waking up in Wisconsin. I sincerely hope that you cast an absentee ballot. More than a week ago. If you have not yet voted in Wisconsin. I have no idea what to tell you because some campaigns are saying put on your your latex gloves and your face mask and go vote and douse yourself enhance. Sanitizer and other campaigns including mayors who are up for reelection are saying. Don't vote like don't risk your life in order to cast a ballot. It is depressing that we have reached this stage. But you should not risk your health and safety. In order to exercise the franchise so it's like a really difficult. Moral DILEMMA FOR WISCONSIN. I it's and I don't know what I would do. But it's just another reason kind of vivid illustration of why this election should absolutely not be happening right now. Marches of Stern covers the courts and the law for slate minutes. After we got off the phone a second time there was one more. Update this time about how. Many absentee ballots will actually be counted in Wisconsin. Today because legally every ballot has arrived by election day pandemic or no a federal judge had tried to extend that deadline give voters an extra week to send their ballots in but on. Monday evening the. Us Supreme Court struck down that decision to give you an idea of what that means the city clerk. I talked to at the top of the show Mary Beth. She told me this right now. We're looking at thirty eight thousand. Five hundred. Sixty nine absentees. The at risk of having no possibility of being returned by election day. So those thirty eight thousand ballots just wouldn't count rate and that is just in Madison during the last presidential primary in two thousand sixteen. Mary Beth says she got four late ballots. And that's the show if you WANNA call and leave us a message. Tell us how you're doing. We'd love to hear from you. Our number is two zero. Two eight two five eight. Your voicemail will strengthen our reporting you can also find me on twitter. I'm at Mary's desk. What NEXT IS PRETTY BY? Daniel Hewitt Mary Wilson Jason Leone and Mara Silvers. Thanks for listening. I'm Mary Harris. I'll talk to you tomorrow..
"wisconsin" Discussed on The Daily
"Gavels. Whoa this is kind of an extraordinary move by the legislature to really thumb. Their nose at the power of the executive and the governor. The biggest elected official in the state has called them into session and said take up this issue and they basically start. The session ended without doing the ASS. So the Republicans do not grant the Governor. His wish for male inbounding system right. I said why is it that Wisconsin has so quickly erupted into a really nasty partisan battle over something as seemingly basic as making sure people can vote safely in a primary election. I mean that was going to be an everyone's bipartisan interest. To protect life right I mean. Democrats and Republicans will be casting ballots. It would seem as if safe voting public health will be an issue in which partisanship would be left to the side and that Democrats and Republicans can agree on the best way to move forward but in Wisconsin. There is no issue in which that can be left aside. What we see is a state that has become so deeply rested by Republican control. That even something like SAF- voting turns into a month fast and for this governor for the Democratic governor. Tony that's been clear since the day he was elected..
"wisconsin" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"It's Tuesday April seventh twenty twenty. And if you live in Wisconsin at least at the time we recorded this today. It's election day despite the global pandemic. That's keeping most of us at home right. It said like trying to do the impassable. It's like living a nightmare. Keep asking myself. Am I still alive or possibly be true? Could it Mary Beth whistle bail? She's one of the people trying to carry out this election. She's the city clerk in Madison. I know that you told someone that you're working like a hundred hours a week right now. Yeah how do you even work a hundred hours a week? You become very very grumpy. Mary Beth has been pulling these hours because of what started happening as the election got closer and people are town realized there are going to have to find a way to vote. It's because we were receiving so many absent. He request that it was beyond any of our capacity to process right away by law. Were supposed to have the absence. She in the mail within forty eight hours of receiving the request. So it's like A. It's like a race like you'd get a request and you got two days to get that sucker in the mail. But a couple of Fridays ago our backlog was sixteen thousand emails to process for absentee requests. So Mary Beth had her husband help out at the office. She got her teenage daughter involved. She even trained some out of work librarians to process mail in voter requests. She still couldn't meet the demand by the time. I spoke to Mary Beth on Sunday. Her focus had shifted to getting pulled locations ready. At least the ones she can keep open. She had to shut down about a third of them like the ones in nursing homes because of Kovic nineteen. She was arranging all these work. Arounds like curbside voting an elaborate system involving poll workers and face shields sliding ballots through cracked open car windows then for voters who are entering the polling place. We're asking them to stay succeed apart. We're keeping our poll workers sixteen apart but how many poll workers are going to show up at is the question. Wisconsin's primary election didn't have to be like this. The governor tried to delay it. He proposed mailing ballots to every registered voter so they could vote from home. The legislature rejected these ideas. And that's how Mary Beth got to this point working till two in the morning pressing absentee ballot requests and trying to find plastic face shields for her poll workers. Now she's just hoping those workers actually show up this morning today on the show. We're going to tell the story of how Election Day in Wisconsin got to be such a mess. It's a story about what happens when a pandemic collides with partisan politics. I'm Mary Harris. You're listening to next stick with US after talking to Mary Beth. I wanted to understand why she was still preparing vern election at all so I called up. Slates Marc Joseph Stern. He's been following the pushing pullover Wisconsin's primary when we spoke on Monday afternoon. Things seemed settled. Sort of the election was going forward but there was a dispute about how many people would be able to file absentee ballots. And what would happen if some of those ballots arrived after election day? So let's explain how we got here in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a democratic governor. But it is definitely swing state with a lot of partisan battles. So how did we get to the point where Wisconsin was even like having this election in the first place because just last month? We're talking about Ohio where I the last minute they were calling the whole thing off so I don't WanNa sound conspiratorial here but I really feel like any realistic conversation about Wisconsin and how it ended up where it is today has to begin with the coke brothers and with and I know I know. Please don't hate me. But what you have to understand is that in the arts the cokes and their allies in their strategist got together and basically decided to pick a state that would serve as the laboratory for all of their ideas and that state was Wisconsin and they needed a governor who would essentially be a puppet for all of their policies. And just do whatever the hell they sat in that puppet with Scott Walker and they needed a legislature that had a sufficiently large Republican majority that Nothing that Walker and the cokes ever proposed would get tanked and they did that by a ruthlessly gerrymandering the state after the two thousand ten census and creating this impenetrable. Gop Wall The the Democrats have not been able to cross over so even when Tony. Eva's won the The governorship in two thousand eighteen. He's a Democrat and he's a democrat. Republicans held fast to the state legislature. Right and their their numbers here were it's like X. percentage of the population voted for Democrats but the legislature. When you look at it looks a little different than not. Yeah so in. Twenty Ten Republicans. Gerrymander the hell out of the state legislature right and they basically pack the blue cities like Madison and Milwaukee. The pact voters into a few districts there and then they spread the rest around the state. So they've got this huge Gerrymander and in two thousand twelve it pays off because in two thousand twelve. Republicans only win forty eight point six percent of the statewide vote in Wisconsin so they don't even win a majority but then that vote translates into sixty out of ninety nine seats and the Wisconsin state assembly. So you've got Republicans winning less than a majority of the vote and capturing a near Super Majority of the state assembly so let's fast forward to now you've got this Democratic Governor Tony Devers. He wants to protect his citizens but at the same time knows that he has to deal with this Republican legislature. Right right and this is where the coke stuff kind of comes back in again not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but after Scott Walker lost his reelection race in two thousand eighteen to Tony Everts the legislature which remained Republican decided that it didn't really think that a democratic governor had a legitimate right to rule and began stripping powers from governor before he took office. I think the way that you put this on the show earlier was Wisconsin is governed by the dead hand of Scott Walker. Yes yes that is exactly correct. Because Republicans basically gave themselves all of the important powers of the governor ship or at least many of the important powers imposing Scott Walker's policies even though Scott Walker himself has no more power and just tweet. Sad pictures of his ham. Sandwich is so in March. Tony vers knows that. He has an election coming up on April seventh. He also knows that. The Corona virus is becoming a major problem and states. All around the country are basically shutting down. So what does he do so either as does not have power to postpone the election that is not a power he has retained and so the Republican legislature is the one holding the cards here and everts decides to try to play? Nice with the Republican legislature. He is a team player. He's a pretty pretty sweet guy and so he sort of goes hand in hand to the legislature and he says look. Why don't we make this an all male election day mostly male election where we pass them? Quick Legislation An implements quick rules. That make sure everyone can easily vote. Absentee people don't have to go to the polls and they won't risk getting the corona virus in order to cast their ballot so we asked the legislature to allow the election to really be all male and like he wanted he wanted ballot sent out to every voter with you know addressed envelopes with stamps on them. So everyone could participate but participate remotely. How did the legislature respond the legislature said in in two words? Hell No. We don't like vote by mail elections. What was their justification? So in the past some Wisconsin officials have been pretty overt about the fact that expanded access to the ballot is bad for Republicans right. You have these occasional stray quips by Republican legislators and operatives in Wisconsin where they say basically we need to suppress votes to make sure we can win but what you have them saying in court. Filings is essentially. This is no big deal. This is a pandemic. But we already had absentee voting. We already had mail in voting mail in balloting. And we don't need to change anything like we can just keep all the rules. The exact same and people can just switch to mail in voting. They want and everything will be totally fine and you could switch to mail in voting pretty late in the process right. Like if I'm Wisconsin voter I could ask for a mail in ballot like last week. I think. Yeah that's right. And if the state had the infrastructure and personnel to prepare for for that possibility then in theory all of this could have been worked out a few weeks ago and I think the state could've run a decently smooth. All male are mostly male election. What happened.
"wisconsin" Discussed on The Daily
"Against the advice of public health officials and the wishes of its own. Governor. Wisconsin will hold its Democratic primary today in the middle of a pandemic a stead hunting. On how that happened. It's Tuesday April. Seventh March was always going to be one of the most consequential months of the presidential election by the time we get to the middle of March though. So here's what we're watching breaking news. Louisiana officially could become the first state postpone its Democratic primary election over the corona virus pandemic becomes clear that the corona virus global health pandemic has really ended the race completely after Super Tuesday states that are scheduled to vote start postponing sometimes our canceling their scheduled primaries Georgia becoming the second state to delay its Presidential Primary Kentucky announced that they delay their contest. Well Hios governor pushed back its primary just hours before polls were set to open other states connecticut. Indiana and Maryland. These are all states that said that the public health crisis was too great for them to hold in person elections in March. But there's one state that refuses to budge. Even as public health officials are urging them and states across the country. Have taken that drastic step. It's Wisconsin and what explains that? What's happening in Wisconsin? But when most people look at these presidential primaries particularly in a state like Wisconsin. They think that this is just about the two candidates at the top Joe Biden Brexit's Bernie Sanders and who gets the delegates out of that? But the reason why Wisconsin was holding out and keeping its primary schedule was really to do with more state and local concerns. Initially the Democratic governor. Tony Issues and state. Republican leaders were on the same page. They both agreed that the April seventh election should go forward and they said so for a couple of reasons not only had the virus not really ravaged the state and the same way that we have seen in other parts of the country at the initial time in March when they were making this decision but they agreed on the importance of the state and local races that would be decided down valid on the same day of the presidential primary. I just WanNa make sure people understand. The complexity of our spring. General election is not a primary election only a primary elections of the presidential candidates racist like Shariff's of in mayors and court judges. There's a particularly important Supreme Court race that's happening in the state and both sides agreed that filling these roles was important for the continuance of state government. How long do we hope we've offices Knoxville? Because we're into July August and we haven't held general election and that's why they proceeded with the primary. I WANNA give credit to Governor Iverson. I agree with his decision to say that we are going to hold this election. So despite the risks of holding an in-person primary in the middle of a pandemic despite the fact that many states are postponing these primaries the Republican and Democratic officials in Wisconsin say that this is necessary for the functioning of their government. Right and that's the position they held for about a week and what happens after a week. Well most clearly the factors around the decision change. We need an all hands on deck approach to stop the spread of Cova. Nineteen in Wisconsin. The pandemic becomes more acutely fell in the midwest particularly in Wisconsin. Here is the bottom line. Folks need to start taking a seriously so today. I'm asking for your help. And the governor issues a stay at home order like many other governors did across the country and closes off non essential businesses. It's not something I wanted to do. And it's not something I take. Lightly and people across the state are starting to say well. If we can't leave our houses how are we supposed to vote bright? And what's the answer? The Governor and State Republicans. Keep holding this line. That voting was something that was so essential that the primary was something that was so important that they would try to find some work arounds that included expanding access to absentee ballots and encouraging people to use that measure it included counties taking precautionary measures which include maybe drive thru voting more socially distance lines. But besides all of these creative measures there is an increasing fear particularly among poll workers that the election would be unsafe for them to staff. These are people who ninety percent of them are senior citizens hall workers one of the most vulnerable population to this deadly virus and they start dropping off informing their local jurisdictions that they don't think that they want to participate in the scheduled election a survey from the Election Commission in the state so the more than one hundred jurisdictions cannot adequately staffed or polling locations. Because they wouldn't have the right hole workers to do. So wow that becomes the first real point of pressure to say. How can this election go forward? So what do officials in response to this severe shortage of porkers while they go back to trying to find create a workaround so the first thing that some of the local jurisdictions do is close and limit their polling locations. Some of the more drastic examples include Milwaukee the biggest city in the state going from one hundred eighty polling locations typically down to just five or seven and yet everyone still seems committed to holding this election. They were until the virus intensifies and the state in cases increase as the deaths increase. That's when you see a real shift from the governor. Either folks governor here and it's a big one so today I'm asking the legislature to come together to take bipartisan action to ensure that every registered voter receives an absentee ballot devote in the upcoming election keeper poses a dramatic expansion in the states absentee ballot voting system essentially making it a universal vote by mail system. So I'm hoping that the legislature will act swiftly. Send absentee ballots to every single registered. Voter living in Wisconsin. The state would mail three point. Three million eligible voters. Aboul it whether they requested it or not and that represents a real change in how the electoral process would work throughout the state where this is not a republican issue or a democratic issue. This is an issue of democracy. I don't care who gets the credit. I just want to make sure that everyone has a chance to cast their ballot. This April thanks for watching. And let's get it done folks and that's when we really see the partisan pushback start what began as a democratic governor and a republican state legislature. That were basically on. The same page has now devolved and to what is by all accounts a partisan bloodbath from the moment that verse proposes that every person would be mailed a ballot whether they BASF FORD or not Republicans Go Haywire. Right now Senate. Majority leader. Scott Fitzgerald is calling this idea of fantasy. Yeah this is probably my biggest disappointment so far working with the administration since this all happened. They say that this is not only logistically impractical It was completely disingenuous for their Belvin. Her to Tapeh of video and posted as if this was reality to float the idea that they were going to find enough outer envelopes balanced themselves. Inner envelopes with First Class Postage and mail it out to three point. Three million people in Wisconsin is completely made up but also kind of morally and democratically raw. You know that happens sometimes. I guess if if you're feeling pressure from one of your own special interests or from the party themselves but and Everts knows that state law does not allow him to kind of unilaterally. Make huge changes and how Wisconsin runs the election folks. I can't move this election or change the roles on my own. My hands are tied. He needs to help of the legislature. It's a one of the measures he tries to do is call a special session of the legislature and encourage them to delay the election and implement changes. That would allow every person to be able to vote without going in person. Eric legislators to take this call for special session seriously. It doesn't go. The legislature gavels in a session. This past Saturday April twenty twenty special session of the Senate will come to order. Objection People Twenty Twenty Special Session with standard German 'til Monday April six and less than a minute later April twenty.
"wisconsin" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Wisconsin is likely to be the only state with in person voting. This April Democratic governor of Wisconsin. Tony either is called a special session of the state legislature this weekend to try to postpone the state's election on Tuesday but the Republican controlled legislature declined. The governor had also previously called for sending a mail ballot to every registered voter in Wisconsin which the legislature also declined. So as of this taping. The election will happen tomorrow. Including IN PERSON VOTING. There are plenty of things that could potentially go poorly. There's been a large request for mail ballots likely more than the state has ever processed and in Milwaukee for example which normally has one hundred eighty polling places. Only five will be open so Mike. Why didn't Wisconsin Postpone? It's election like all the other states voting. In April. I think at this point. Sixteen states have postponed primaries fifteen states. One territory including Puerto Rico. Why isn't Wisconsin postponing its election to beyond? I'm not really sure the answer to that question. Do we actually know the answer to that question? They should've right I think that's dysfunction but Li- partisanship okay so Wisconsin Gaylon. You should actually as a person with lots of Wisconsin. She's head yeah you should. You should answer this. But like Wisconsin has always been at the forefront of recently has been at the forefront of American political dysfunction. Let's say and they are opposing that venerable tradition here. You know the governor. Tony Evers. I think was really late in calling for the election to be cancelled. The Republican late legislature for partisan reasons does not want to allow methods of voting. Basically make it easier to vote not in person because those methods double as ways that expand the electorate and helped Democrats in the long term. But I'm not sure there's a good reason why they're doing it is there. I think that in some ways your crack the state legislature to seize voting by mail having a ballot sent to like everybody in Milwaukee Who might have usually voted in person late this lawsuit that was decided on Friday? That's now headed potentially into the US Supreme Court. One of the plaintiffs was sold to the polls. Which is in Milwaukee drives a lot of people from black churches to the polls to vote in person where male voting may not be as common as it is among older whiter wisconsinite who live more rural areas who might have been planning on voting by mail all along so certainly there is a partisan dynamic here. I think maybe Tony I was waiting to allow the court to rule as to whether or not to postpone this. He's claimed this entire time that he doesn't have the authority to postpone the election on his own. He has to rely on the state legislature other democratic strategists in the state have said that he should go ahead and use his emergency powers. Although does a Democrat won the example that an executive can use emergency powers to postpone on election unilaterally. When I don't know maybe there's some fear that trump could ultimately try to do that in November. I don't know if that's the logic behind all of this but yeah I think there are a lot of quirky and some bad faith logic here in terms of what's happened in the setup for this election for short so you're going to end up with a really stop election as you mentioned. Gaylon particularly in more urban parts of the state. There's not enough poll workers. The number of polling places is going to be way down. They're bringing in the National Guard. There Brandon national so okay so those places are going to end up more crowded right because you're going to have probably fewer people overall but also the number of places where they're gathering is going to be way down. People are going to be confused about where to vote where their polling places. It's just like dangerous. It's dangerous and also you know okay. The Democratic presidential primary is mostly over. So maybe the stakes aren't so high there but you have the State Supreme Court race there that could have have a ultimately probably rule on whether they can purge all these voters from the list for twenty twenty. And you're going to an election where you know. Urban parts of the state are probably going to be disproportionately prevented or it's going to be made harder to vote in more urban parts of the state which are more democratic so yeah it should be interesting for the record also that State Supreme Court that is likely to rural on the Congressional and state legislative maps that the state uses for the next decade. Because Tony Iverson is still going to be in control in twenty twenty one likely still republican state legislature. They won't agree. It will go to the State Supreme Court. And they're basically going to draw the line. So like four Wisconsin. A lot is at stake here other states giving you brought up the idea that like maybe maybe Iverson. A Democratic governor doesn't want to use these big executive powers to kind of throw his weight around although if not now when you know I mean it's it's it's interesting. Ohio used the pop. The top public health officials are declared a public health emergency and so they kind of hid behind it as the wrong way to say it but you know they use that as the shield of like. This is a legitimate public health. Emergency we need to do it. I don't know I find Wisconsin's situation perplexing and also totally explainable because of American political psychology. And I if I were a voter going to the polls tomorrow and Wisconsin. It would be a nervous making situation and I kind of wonder how that will you know whenever the next sort of big set of legislative elections in Wisconsin is how that plays right this this sort of pretty screwed up tension between the governor and the state legislature neat do we know like these potentially partisan strategizing based on assumptions about voting by mail. Do we know that like a universal vote by mail would benefit Democrats. And maybe you don't know specifically about Wisconsin nationally if in November se using this as a preview for what could happen down the road if in November every registered voter were to get a ballot in America does not necessarily have partisan implications not totally clear where the directionality goes on this so they various kind of hypotheses he might offer on the one hand. Older people tend to take more advantage of voting by mail. Where it's an option right. That might help. Republicans to data point different data point well seats at habit like California Washington Oregon. You know and to some extent. Arizona Research trended more blue than other states. That's maybe maybe not caused alphabet to different data point another data point the general when you make an easy people vote. Democrats seem to like that. Republicans don't write another data point. That's curtis related. Okay well older. People are more vulnerable to curb Iris. And so if you have a case where like people are taking some measure of risk for current. Maybe they don't want to turn out to vote so it's definitely not clear if you today. Pelosi in trump reach an agreement and McConnell. There's universal vote by mail. It's not clear I obviously that would benefit in November so I think people kind of relying on their priors and the GOP is like okay. We frankly this is one of the critiques that you need to make about the Republican Party. Right they tend to make it harder. People vote and their first instinct is. I don't trust things that make it easy for people to vote even time corona virus and they can overcome that. I think ultimately it's going to be state by state by the way. This is actually one reason. A little walkie aside here one reason why? The Electoral College may be useful in a case. Like this is at six. GonNa Different decisions about whether you can vote by mail or not. That might lead to very different turnout in different types of states if you are having say a second wave in November that might lead to further skews the electoral college and the and the popular vote. But it's the reason. Why if in some state you have to venture to the polls in a mask and you know in a suit right to like biohazard suits right. I'm exaggerating here. Obviously to vote and something she just kind of drop a ballot in the mail. But you can bet which. It's going to higher turnout. And therefore that'd be a recent contained things electoral college so each state has he doesn't need number of votes go. So how many people turn out. That's a very wonky. Aside it will not please people who do not like the electoral college but like in some ways you are college actually as a helpless teach maybe to have in the event of something like this where different rules and how you vote in every state I mean I think we should also say just mentioned that there is a report out from politico that talks about the trump teams stake in not changing election laws because of the current a virus crisis the idea that they don't want to change the voting rules for it but a November election that is potentially altered by our you know stay at home pandemic status so that's something to keep in mind. I think we'll talk about this more. Broadly in other podcasts. But that's that's certainly a play in the number. The November election seems like the farthest thing away now but is is is certainly being thought about by you know lots of campaign lawyers and strategists. Yeah I mean. Trump was pretty blunt about this on Fox News. I think he told Fox and friends. He was talking about the house. Bill that was part initial proposal in this two point two trillion dollar stimulus package. Initially they wanted to include vote by mail and the money in order to do it and trump says about that quote the things they had in their crazy they had levels of voting. That if you ever agree to you'd never have a republican elected in this country again. So he is clearly making the assumption that expanding the opportunity to vote will harm Republicans. You serve amazing. He said that I mean maybe not. Just you know I yeah. I don't I actually don't think it's amazing anymore. Both in regards to trump and I think plenty of Republicans have sort of like spoken the subtext as taxed as regards to like making it harder to vote but as clear said that political pieces. Pretty amazing well. Maybe I'd actually. Maybe it's not amazing but you know the trump campaign is working with GOP officials in all these states to block these voting reforms. I was actually talking about this with Perry a couple of weeks ago but you can imagine. Democrats have been pushing these reforms for awhile. That's beclere Democrat. Probably believe in expanding vote. They also want to do it because they think it'll help them politically right but we we might have been much better prepared electorally for crisis like corona virus. Had A lot of these reforms. Been put in place and it'll be really interesting to watch the efforts to stop some of these reforms in the context of Corona virus. I think it's just another example of politics doesn't stop just because of a pin a little thing like a pandemic we just might not pay attention to it as much I mean. That's I think that's the thing that's really who's paying who is truly paying close close close close close attention to all this politics stuff right like I think so. Many Americans are just focused on the life or death stuff and so eventually. We'll we'll emerge from this these blinders on kind of reading about coverage and and I do think this dynamic will become more apparent to more Americans you could see in the late summer. This kind of becoming like a a convention cry from Biden. Right that his much-scaled-down August convention which I do not look forward to attending you. Know he might say look at the Republicans taking advantage of the crowd of hours right and trumpets. There's you can just see it becoming this back and forth already right like it's not. You don't have to be creative to know what's going to happen so this stuff already you emerge but you're seeing the table being set now over. Sure I mean when Pelosi had that in the initial house bill you had Republicans describing it as a push ballot harvesting saying that if you sent a ballot every registered voter in America. You'd be sending it to people who moved to people who had died and those ballots could be filled out by whoever wanted it. You know like kind of going back to if you take this measure of that would expand the opportunity or the convenience of voting that could lead to election fraud. Maybe perhaps the irony being that the most recent case we solve that kind of election fraud was north. Carolina's ninth Congressional district and it. Was You know Republican crew? That was basically harvesting ballots in favor of of the Republican in that Congressional election. But like okay so just to come back to Wisconsin momentarily before we wrap things up. We talked about that a state Supreme Court election. What about the primary? So maybe it's not competitive. But what does the picture look? Like on the ground in Wisconsin. Because I think Sandra might have thought at some point that he could win. Wisconsin so yeah. Pollsters have not been taking as many poles of the primary. Because it's not that competitive be because there's more important things like the global pandemic going on however. There was very high quality of whole of Wisconsin conducted last week for Marquette University law school it had biting ahead sixty two to thirty four so by twenty eight points and under.
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"wisconsin" Discussed on Fresh Air
"To the interview fresh air's dave davies recorded with dan kaufman author of a new book about the state of wisconsin dramatic political shift from blue to red it's called the fall of wisconsin when they left off there were talking about wisconsin's current governor conservative scott walker and two thousand eleven he signed a landmark law act ten that restricted the power of public employee unions to bargain collectively perhaps their primary function it took away the main incentive for employees to pay union dues and join the union at ten let the protests from democrats and union activists at the wisconsin state capital that lasted more than two weeks a lot of us will remember seeing was the wisconsin state capital jammed with protesters day and night you talked to an awful lot of democrats in a lot of union activists and community activists how did they feel about the union movement and the democratic party's response to this proposal when act ten was still being debated well i think they felt a lot of sympathy with the state representatives that went to eleanor they were very proud of them for doing that they felt a lot of anger towards national democrats for what they felt was abandoning this important fight for example president barack obama in two thousand seven had said in south carolina that if anyone attacks collective bargaining rights i'm going to put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and march with people now when they did exactly that in wisconsin he didn't come nor did he come during a subsequent recall election after act ten was passed that was also a legacy that progressive era where you could recall your state officials if you collected a quarter of the signatures of those that voted they collected nearly a million signatures to recall scott walker but they were kind of left to their own in fact president obama's deputy press secretary stephanie cutter said this has nothing to do with president obama even though tom barrett walkers opponent had pleaded with obama to come and help now scott walker in two thousand eleven specifically aimed his attacks at public employee unions and there are other unions particularly building trades unions who were not particularly sympathetic to public employee's this is a division i've seen in a lot of states where their labor is not always united how did that play out in wisconsin play it well walker one about a third of union households in all of his election so definitely divide and conquer is an effective strategy but then after walker passed a right to work line two thousand fifteen a lot of them expressed profound regret one of them that i follow closely in the book randy bryce who is now running for speaker of the house paul ryan's congressional seat was extremely cognizant of what the intention was and and he describes people in his local coming up to him and regretting this vote for walker they didn't see it coming they thought they were different they thought they were special and in some ways president trump has instituted the same strategy he is spoken to the national conference of building trades trying to say you know you're the good guys we we like what you do but these other people you know not so much and that's effective let's just clarify the term right to work bill that sounds like a good thing in what sense is it antiunion well it makes paying union fees voluntary however the union still obligated to represent you in agreements so that weakens the union's financial position so it starves the union of funds so scott walker survives reelection campaign after beating the recall election and then in two thousand sixteen the presidential election arrived in wisconsin as it does in the rest of the country the democratic primary bernie sanders beats hillary clinton by thirteen points why did hillary clinton have trouble connecting to democratic voters in wisconsin think several reasons one she has never been a close ally of labor wisconsin progressives were deeply wounded by the attacks on labor she was a former corporate board member of walmart and notoriously anti union company and she also supported for many many years of free trade agreements like nafta and the china's membership into the world trade organization that have really impacted the industrial midwest in such a profound way people are aware that you can drive by a factory and they'll say oh this factory moved to mexico and then went on to vietnam they are very keenly aware other factors played a role automation and so on but these agreements really impacted particularly.
"wisconsin" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Free men or the feudal serfs of corporate capital and this was the spirit of wisconsin progressivism the idea that corporate power needed to be contained they weren't necessarily socialistic although there were some walkie socialists but they believed that unfettered loz affair capitalism was damaging to society as a whole and that spirit lefale who went onto become governor and senator of the state was channeled into policies that limited for example banned corporate donations to candidates instituted direct primaries to limit the influence of for example the railroad companies things like this to open the government up to normal everyday citizens and that was the spirit of wisconsin progressivism and then in the early twentieth century there were a number of reforms that we kind of are used to everywhere nowadays but they were really revolutionary at the time talking about the really were this was another aspect that was very unusual in particular to wisconsin it became called the wisconsin idea and la it was a very much a champion of the state university the flagship university in madison and the wisconsin idea was a kind of ethos that placed on the university of wisconsin a moral obligation to serve the citizens of the entire state and this would entail crafting legislation drawing on the faculty to help draft legislation for example the first worker's compensation bill was passed in wisconsin in nineteen eleven that then became a model for the entire state much of the new deal was crafted by wisconsin is loyal to this notion of the sconsin idea people that had served with lefale and his successors for example the unemployment insurance program was first drafted in wisconsin and then it was made national the social security act was drafted by officer at the university of wisconsin even medicare thirty years later was drafted by wisconsinite named wilbur cohen who was loyal to the wisconsin idea and this was in exemplification of this humanistic philosophy that influenced the entire country so how many of these social changes were actually inactive in wisconsin they did establish what a workers compensation law which helped compensate workers for injuries on the job what else another key one was the first successful progressive state income tax before that i think it was sixteen states had tried and failed they had been stymied because politicians were reluctant to enforce it because people would become very angry so even though an income tax might be instituted they would collect very little revenue and then it would be overturned in a court decision and wisconsin was facing the same troubles so this man named delo kinsmen drafted a successful state income tax and he did it by instituting numerous change as that made people see the benefits in other words the tax money would be used for mainly for local communities so they would see the benefits of it and he made it very progressive so it hit the wealthier harder and other things that made it successful and then it became a model for states to collect revenue to do good things like invest in libraries schools roads other things that were needed and useful to the community as a whole it's interesting that in the early twentieth century that the state of wisconsin a granted of worker's comp insurance at progressive income tax of couple of decades later unemployment insurance and you know nowadays when a state proposes something like that business interests say wait a minute this is going to be a job killing tax or regulation employers will move out of the state if you impose these burdens on businesses that other states don't carry was that done at the time how did they deal with well i think the reason it was able to be successful wisconsin is la follett had really limited the influence of corporate money into the public sphere into the government sector so they were able to do some of these things and it was reflective of the time i think you've seen changes since nineteen seventy six buckley versus vallejo and on into citizens united that has very much opened up the flood of corporate money and that can really influence policy and you've seen that very strongly in wisconsin recently where a lot of these reforms have been overturned but but so when when these reforms were enacted in wisconsin the railroads the manufacturers didn't leave him it at the state really developed fairly robust manufacturing economy right they did and they were able to find a balance i mean there was also the skill in which these laws were crafted for example john commons the economics professor who drafted.
"wisconsin" Discussed on Fresh Air
"To red which dan kaufman author of the fall of wisconsin the state's long tradition of progressive politics dating back to the nineteenth century was radically transformed in recent years as exemplified by donald trump's victory in wisconsin in twenty ten republican scott walker was elected governor and then led a historic assault on public employee unions kaufman says before walker's victory conservatives worked for years to change the state there was certainly gerrymandering there was a huge flood of dark money it was frankly a week democratic opposition to his message and there was a stoking of resentment in a time of economic insecurity that is very powerful also jeff number considers the difference between british and american english and ken tucker reviews guerrillas new album in the two thousand sixteen presidential election hillary clinton was so confident of carrying wisconsin that she never made a single campaign appearance in the state but our guest journalist and wisconsin native dan kaufman talked to labor leaders at the time who were worried she could lose the state to donald trump kaufman says trump's narrow win in wisconsin marked the completion of a dramatic change in the political culture of the state which had a long tradition of progressive leadership dating back to the nineteenth century six years before trump's win the state's voters elected conservative populace scott walker governor with the help of a republican controlled legislature walker waged an unprecedented assault on public employee unions in the state and later signed a right to work bill which undermined private sector unions dan kaufman has written for the new york times magazine and the new yorker he spoke to fresh air's dave davies about his new book the fall of wisconsin the conservative conquest of progress bastion and the future of american politics we'll dan kaufman welcome to fresh air you know we often think of cities as the centers of progressive democratic politics but wisconsin was a leader going way back you remind us what did that have to do with those who settled wisconsin in the first place this is interesting in the eighteen forties waves of scandinavian immigrants started settling in wisconsin they brought with them a kind of communitarian ethos many of them they were fleeing very harsh environment in norway for example only three percent of the land is errol so they had to bond together and this forged a kind of egalitarianism communitarianism that impacted the state's politics robert follett was perhaps the most influential figure and state politics at least historically tell us about him he was a very interesting man he grew up on a farm partly in dane county which is where madison is located and he was surrounded by norwegian immigrants there was a movement at the time in the eighteen sixties called the grange eighteen sixties and eighteen seventies and they were battling being the railroad interests which were dominating wisconsin politics along with the timber interests the railroad and timber interests controlled effectively controlled wisconsin state legislature and they would gauge the farmers on the shipping their crops so there was a kind of agrarian populist movement that rose up against them the follow was influenced by this movement and there was another key influence on him this was the chief justice of wisconsin a man named edward ryan and he gave a speech in eighteen seventy three to the university of wisconsin law school lefebvre would enroll in that law school the following fall but he said the question will arise and arise in your day though perhaps not fully in mine which she'll rule wealth or man which shall lead money or intellect who shall fill public stations educated and pay tr dot.
"wisconsin" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"School everybody this is kelly again with two broads talking politics when we asked on twitter what people would like to see in our wisconsin episode we've got an overwhelming response that our listeners wanted to hear from kathy myers so online here right now with me i have kathy myers hello kathy colo so kathy you are running for congress in the first district and wisconsin yeah yeah some thank you so much uh for inviting me to be onto the i really appreciate that yes we're thrilled to have you so why don't you tell us why you're running for congress shirt well uh there's no shortage of reasons to run for congress i actually uh have the uh a a fair amount of experience um family wise in politics i we i grew up talking politics and uh i've been actively engaged in my community as an elected official and i'm on the member i'm a member of the school board in janesville and i was elected in 2013 and reelected in 2016 and i um i you know i i've always sort of kept us in the back of my head that maybe someday i might do something like this but then uh donald trump was elected and that sort of accelerated um my thoughts and my my plans uh tremendously and then we had the women's march which made me think that you know is time for women to stand up and i think women need to uh have a have a voice and should be very much a part of this conversation and the need to be more to be found in more leadership roles and then on top of that was the selection of betsy devos off as education secretary uh my day job is as a high school english teacher and i have uh i've been teaching uh i'm in my 24th your now and education is incredibly important to me and public education to me is the foundation of this country and so when he put someone in there that really is only interested in dismantling public education uh i just felt that i needed to stand up and.
"wisconsin" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"By like the rest of the caucus nino didn't think about it too much former republican senate majority leader del schultz i served in the wisconsin legislature for thirty two years i used to be considered one of the most conservative members of the wisconsin legislature you know i think most people now would consider me game moderate he retired from the legislature in two thousand fifteen and has since spoken out against gerrymandering some people go a little piggy and as the old man used to tell me on his farm pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered and and odd some point they get so piggy they become hogson the supreme court asked to step in and i think that's kind of what's happened here senate majority leader at the time and still today scott fitzgerald declined to be interviewed when they had finished their work they call the each legislator in one by one to show them their district in sort of get a tacit approval are you okay with this i went over there and who is shown my district in was mostly relieved that they didn't change much only republican lawmakers got to see their districts in fact when they got to a point that they were having rank and file legislators look at the maps they were required to sign nondisclosure agreements that they wouldn't talk about these maps in any way now you didn't get to see the whole you just got to see your district it was a process that even republicans who had been around said they'd never seen anything like it before it was more closed than it ever been passed there was less interest in paying attention to a local governments and good government groups that are out there when republicans had finished showing the maps to lawmakers they called an extraordinary midjuly session to vote on them here's democratic assembly minority leader peter barca the brought this forward suddenly and i think it was within two or three weeks at the paya through the entire process which is virtually unheard of.
"wisconsin" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"So tonight we have the second of sex we have our second college football committee show can be six of these right this is the second one tonight so here is my prediction it's going to look just like last week georgia obama notredame clemson oklahoma the key to look out for is wisconsin they are going to protect themselves my prediction the committee will protect themselves first of all there's the they were ninth last week wisconsineau move up in wisconsin place iowa michigan both ranked over the next two weeks so you watch wisconsin either get into that final four or the fifth spot and they're going to protect themselves so i've been hearing this narrative for the last couple of weeks in its idiotic that if wisconsin wins out they're not going to get in your out of your mind fan boy georgia if you lose taliban emma and you're going to wisconsin if they're undefeated gets in get over it it ain't gonna be close and i don't think georgia is going to beat alabama and i don't care if it's close they're not getting in over an unbeaten wisconsin team a real simple you do get the committee is a series of grownups athletic directors' people that work together all year long for college sports you really believe they're going to keep up power five team that's undefeated out do you know that acrimony and the resentment that would be a nightmare decision by a committee this is grown up a dis that have worked together for years they're not going to set a precedent of keeping an undefeated big five team out pierre rejected the second thing is these executives love college football and they want their sport to keep growing because they all make more money and the you know what you don't do put in an entirely southern final four of clemson georgia bama oklhoma they want notre dame or wisconsin in there and if wisconsin goes undefeated the power the big ten audience will make it a much higher raided and more national television show at the end of the year.
"wisconsin" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Culloty d commit taylor herro is d committing he is one of the best basketball players as i said at the midwest there are three phenomenal players in the state of wisconsin this year all ranked in the top 75 in america wisconsin is getting none of them joey hauser is going to marquette jordan mccabe is going to maryland and now herro is going somewhere else they suddenly indication that herro was concerned that nobody else good was coming to was and the incoming wisconsin class himself and even while go to a program that was on the downslide this is the kind of slow while the effect that can occur with the program i do think badger fans who have had such a long history of a strong basketball program there have to wonder if this isn't the third assistant in a row to come in and said that university back stu jackson quit standing gun the almost killed the program dick better came in turned it back around he edited off to brad soderberg almost destroyed the program paul ryan and incredible success handed it off to guard did well enough when he was still using both players karn greg guard recruit players are not right now the indication would be he he can't and losing harrell wonder were heroes get a goal i know precisely where wisconsin bears are praying he doesn't end up now and that would be of marquette teacher at lincoln hills they call the teachers lincoln hills is the juvenile prison in northern wisconsin beaten up by an inmate blaming governor walker saying that the governor's reforms after the earlier problems that lincoln hills are now making it not safe for the employees well walker's under fire the corrections department was under fire for being too aggressive in controlling.