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Software Problem Blamed for Inflated Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Primary Election Results

Problems with the WisVote software are being blamed for the Milwaukee County canvass of the August 14 Democratic Sheriff’s primary showing almost exactly double the number of votes actually cast on Election Day.  The discrepancy was visible in the canvass online, seen in this screen capture: The official canvass filed Tuesday  shows the correct numbers. The […]

USPS Hatch Act Violation Battle Not Over

The U.S. Postal Service and the unions representing its employees continue to battle over policy changes banning employees from taking unpaid time off for political campaigning. As Media Trackers was first to report in late 2016, the USPS inspector general investigated the practice after a whistle blower in a central Wisconsin post office reported the […]

More Licensing Revocation Questions for Evers’ DPI

Two educators who were referred to the State Department of Public Instruction for possible license revocation under a 2011 immoral conduct law were allowed by DPI to remain licensed, Media Trackers has learned.  The incidents involve a Bloomer special education substitute teacher in 2017 and a Kenosha School District administrator in 2016. DPI is led […]

RPW Targets Four Dem Governor Candidates

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Some things just can’t wait. Wisconsin’s Republican Party is targeting four Democratic candidates ahead of the August 14 primary election with radio ads in key markets around the state. The four Democrats are: state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, firefighter union boss Mahlon Mitchell, former state Democratic Party […]

Randy’s Got a Gun…Or Does He?

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Randy Bryce, the troubled Democratic candidate in the 1st congressional district, has a campaign ad supporting “sensible gun policy.” In the ad, Bryce is shown firing a bolt-action rifle with a scope, but does it belong to him or the campaign? Shortly before the ad was recorded, campaign finance […]

Does Kaul Know What the Attorney General Does?

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Is Josh Kaul running for the wrong office? Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General, announced on Twitter Monday his support for expanding Medicaid in Wisconsin. “53 years ago today, President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law,” Kaul wrote. “Now let’s expand Medicaid in WI.” The office […]

And The Sandernista Pick for WI Governor Is…

An unscientific poll of a population that can reasonably be described as Wisconsin’s far left shows a far different result in the Democratic primary for governor than available public polling. Our Wisconsin Revolution, a remnant of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, polled its dues paying members on the 8 candidate field. In an email to […]

Kapenga Opposes KC Bailout

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) announced his opposition to a proposed state bailout of the Kimberly-Clark factories in Fox Crossing, WI and Neenah, WI. The bailout is modeled after the incentive package being offered to Foxconn to locate a large manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, WI. “The Foxconn deal […]

Nicholson Campaign Continues to Push Back at AP

Associated Press continues to stand by a story that strongly implies but never substantiates that Republican Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s consulting work for companies led to layoffs. And Nicholson’s campaign continues to push back. The story, in which AP acknowledges that it is based on information supplied by the liberal advocacy group American Bridge, says […]

Pelosi Unwelcome by WI Dems in Tough House Races?

As current House Minority leader and a former speaker, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi would be expected to pack considerable fundraising firepower. Yet, in a Friday and Saturday visit to Wisconsin, Pelosi is limiting her trip to Democratic safe places and is staying away from races where Democrats could clearly use the help. As JSOnline.com reported […]