Wednesday, July 6, 2022


Opening statements today in appeal to protect DACA; last chance to register to vote in MO August primary; and mapping big-game routes.


Highland Park mass shooting witnesses describe horrific scene, police release details about shooter, and Rudy Giuliani, Senator Lindsey Graham, receive subpoenas as part of an investigation surrounding former President Trump.


From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

Poll: Strong Majority of WI Voters Confident in Spring Election Accuracy


Thursday, April 28, 2022   

The debate over election integrity has been at the center of the battle for the ballot in Wisconsin since 2020. But new polling of Wisconsin voters indicates a strong majority believe the state's elections are accurate.

A Marquette University Law School poll finds more than 60% of voters are at least somewhat confident in results of the 2020 presidential election.

And Director of the Marquette Law School Poll for the Marquette University Law School Charles Franklin - also a professor of law and public policy there - noted about 84% of respondents expressed confidence in the recent spring election.

"And I think that maybe suggests it's not about the elections or the way we're holding them," said Franklin. "It's about the argument about 2020, rather than an underlying doubt about the way elections are conducted in the state."

In both the November 2020 and April 2022 elections, Republican respondents were more likely to express doubts about accuracy. But they were nearly three times more likely to express little to no confidence in the 2020 presidential election compared with this year's spring election.

Republican lawmakers have used unsupported claims of election insecurity as a foundation for the state's partisan election review.

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's probe into the 2020 elections has generated headlines in local and national news outlets - but Franklin said more than half of respondents say they still don't know enough about the probe to have an opinion.

"Republicans, who are by far most concerned about 2020, are the least able to give an opinion about Gableman's investigation," said Franklin. "Nearly two-thirds, 64% of Republicans, say they haven't heard enough about the Gableman investigation to have an opinion."

That news came the day after state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who commissioned the review, again extended Gableman's contract.

In a statement, Vos wrote that Gableman's taxpayer-funded salary would be reduced and, "we are all concerned about the judicious use of taxpayers' dollars."

Support for this reporting was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

get more stories like this via email
Nearly 57% of Washingtonians who attended college but have no degree or certificate are age 35 or older. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

The number of people with some higher education but no degree or other credential to show for it has increased in recent years, according to a new …


Starting this month, chemical companies will resume being taxed for cleanup of areas with a lot of leftover toxic waste, also known as Superfund …

Social Issues

As states ban abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, women's advocates in New York and beyond are raising awareness of the outsized impact …

About 150,000 DACA program participants live and work in California. (Jesus/Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

The fate of more than 600,000 so-called "dreamers" hangs in the balance as opening statements are heard today in a case that could make or break the D…


A four-year project to map big-game routes throughout the West will end without additional funds from Congress - at least for now. Since 2018…

Coal-fired energy generation accounts for as much as 80% of air pollutants in some parts of the country. (lilifest/Adobe Stock)


Groups working to curb climate change said a Supreme Court ruling limiting the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control carbon …


Government labels on meat products that say "humane" or "raised in a stress-free environment" are meaningless, according to some animal-rights groups…

Social Issues

A new report found when high school students enroll in early college programs, it improves the chances they will go on to college after graduation…


Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021