New court filings undermine claims that the John Doe is a "partisan witch-hunt:" the Special Investigator at the head of the John Doe voted for Walker during the 2012 recall elections, and prosecutors have pursued charges against multiple Democrats in recent years, including Walker's opponent.
Wisconsin again ranked among the best in the country when it comes to running elections, yet apparently this outstanding performance is a problem, and it might be "fixed" through new limits on early voting and proposals to kill same-day registration.
Newly-released ALEC documents obtained as part of CMD"s open records litigation provide more evidence that lobbyists and special interests are calling the shots within ALEC, undermining that group's latest PR spin that it is a "legislator-driven" organization.
New court filings confirm that Wisconsin's John Doe campaign finance investigation hinges on how state election law treats "issue ad" groups coordinating with political campaigns, shedding new light on a Republican effort to quietly change the law in advance of Governor Scott Walker's reelection campaign.
The Wisconsin Senate is poised to vote today on a number of bills that would restrict access to the ballot and increase the influence of lobbyists in the state, despite the strong objections of grassroots and voting rights groups.
When the Grocery Manufacturers Association was sued for not disclosing the donors behind its heavyweight contribution to stop the Washington State ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods in 2013, the public learned a few interesting things about its funding and plans.
Newly-unsealed court documents and media leaks add to a growing body of evidence that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is at the center of a wide-ranging secret probe into campaign finance violations during the state's contentious 2011 and 2012 recall elections.
A secret court ruling in the "John Doe" probe into campaign finance violations during Wisconsin's 2011 and 2012 recall elections could have implications well beyond the investigation -- if news reports from anonymous sources are accurate.