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April 8, 2016

Former Senate Staffer Questions Intent Behind Voter I.D. Law

Todd Allbaugh said as legislators shaped the current voter I.D. law in closed caucus sessions, they talked about how the law would benefit the Republican party. Allbaugh said the intent behind the law's creation led him to abandon both his job and the Republican party.

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April 8, 2016

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley On Election Win

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley defeated Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in Tuesday's election. Bradley said she believes judicial elections are still nonpartisan, despite the politicization of the campaigning process. Her 10-year term lasts until 2026.

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April 8, 2016

Analysts On Both Sides Say High Turnout Driven By Stop Trump

Former Commerce Secretary for Gov. Tommy Thompson Bill McCoshen and One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said Republicans had a stronger voter turnout because of the "Never Trump" sentiment circulating in the state. That Republican turnout also played into Rebecca Bradley's win over JoAnne Kloppenburg, as Bradley received more support from Republicans than her opponent.

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April 8, 2016

Sanders' Big Wisconsin Win Doesn't Win Him Many Delegates

WPR's Shawn Johnson said even though Bernie Sanders won the majority in almost all Congressional districts in Wisconsin, he didn't win by a large enough margin to receive more delegates than Hillary Clinton. Democrats in Wisconsin award delegates proportionally by district, rather than winner-take-all as the GOP does. Sanders ended the night with 49 delegates to Clinton's 44.

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April 1, 2016

Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan Talks Presidential Politics

As Speaker of the House, U.S Rep. Paul Ryan is also chairman of this year's GOP convention in Cleveland. He said the position means he is a neutral observer. But he did make some comments about the presidential election, saying that the party's challenge is to turn voter anger into policy solutions. And regarding rumors he could be the nominee after a brokered convention: "Not gonna happen."

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April 1, 2016

Latest Marquette Law School Poll Shows Cruz, Sanders Ahead

Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin explained that Wisconsin's election landscape has changed since his last poll in February. The latest results show Ted Cruz leading the GOP at 40 percent, with Donald Trump at 30 percent and John Kasich at 21 percent. The lead for Bernie Sanders grew to 49 percent, with Hillary Clinton at 45 percent.

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April 1, 2016

Valid State I.D. Needed By All Voters

Wisconsin's April 5 presidential primary and supreme court election will be one of the state's first requiring all voters to present a photo I.D. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson identified what forms of I.D. are acceptable, including a Wisconsin driver's license, state I.D. card, U.S. passport, military I.D. card, veteran I.D. card or federally-recognized Indian tribe I.D. card.

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April 1, 2016

Presidential Candidates Tour Wisconsin Before State Primary

The five remaining major party candidates for president were all over the state this week in advance of next Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. Donald Trump addressed a large Janesville crowd, while John Kasich and Ted Cruz made political attacks on the front runner at smaller events. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were also in state, exchanging critiques over campaign finance and gun control

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March 25, 2016

Cuban-born Lucia Nunez Reflects on Obama's Visit to Cuba

Lucia Nunez is the Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for Madison College. She’s also Cuban born, whose brother still lives there. She talks about her visit to Cuba last year and reflects on President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week as well as the opening relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

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March 25, 2016

Trump's Support Lies Outside Usual GOP Strongholds In State

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington bureau chief Craig Gilbert has mapped Donald Trump's support in Wisconsin, finding that voters in the north have the most favorable view of the outsider candidate. Gilbert said that in the state's most strongly Republican areas, the suburban counties surrounding Milwaukee, Trump actually has his lowest approval numbers.

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