Crystal Ball Changes Ratings on 8 US House Races, 7 in Favor of Democratic Candidates

centerforpolitics.org/… Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has shifted its ratings on another eight US House races. Five Republican held seats have moved toward the Democratic candidate. Two Democratic seats have gone from “Tossup” to “Lean Democrat”, and WI CD-3 has been shifted the other way from “Safe Democrat” to “Likely Democrat”. http://www.dailykos.com/… On July 2, Crystal Ball changed…

Poll: 67% Want Vote By Mail This November

A NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll shows that two thirds of American voters want vote by mail this fall and 58% want the same option in all elections. http://www.nbcnews.com/… NEW: 58% of voters favor nationwide reform of election rules that would allow all eligible voters to cast their ballots by mail, a new @NBCNews /Wall Street…

Vote-By-Mail Doesn't Favor Dems – But Blocking It Favors Trump

An analysis in this morning’s New York Times — Does Vote-by-Mail Favor Democrats? No. It’s a False Argument by Trump. — shows that voting by mail (VBM) doesn’t necessarily tilt the election to the Democrats: As with false claims by Republicans about vote-by-mail fraud, there is no evidence to back up the argument from the…

Bloomberg Forms Independent PAC to Attack Trump in Swing States

http://www.washingtonpost.com/… The Washington Post Reports that former presidential candidate  Mike Bloomberg is forming an independent campaign to attack Donald Trump  keeping alive his extensive, well-funded organization in battleground states. Bloomberg’s advisers have identified Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina as the six states that will decide the electoral college winner this year. Staffers in each of those states…

Six dead including shooter in Milwaukee

Molson-Coors brewery campus had an active shooter situation, now secure. Early reports indicate a workplace shooting where ex-employee carried a .45 pistol. x FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Two law enforcement sources tell WISN the suspect is a former employee who was fired. A police sergeant on the scene said officers are “stabilizing” the situation. https://t.co/3nBZ1RNYJc— WBAY-TV 2…

Trump's Ag Secretary Tells Dairy Farmers in Wisconsin to Get Big or Get Out.

Not sure this is the best message to be trying to sell to Wisconsin dairy farmers sixteen months before an election, but you go, Sonny. Minneapolis Star Tribune “President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves…

Two states vital to Trump's reelection are shedding manufacturing jobs

If Donald Trump sets his mind to something, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to go the other way. (Please, please, please, Melania — can you convince him to focus more on his health?)  Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — states that Trump narrowly won in 2016 on his way to an Electoral College victory/popular vote…

GOP speaker refuses to let paralyzed Wisconsin legislator call into meetings

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly is refusing to allow a paralyzed legislator call into meetings so he can adequately do his job. Rep. Jimmy Anderson has a hard time getting to some of his meetings because, well, he’s paralyzed, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has cited existing legislative rules to refuse Anderson’s request to attend those meetings…

You simply will not believe this Scott Walker tweet

Uh … x It is my honor to help lead @TheNRRT as we counter the efforts of the far Left to try and gerrymander their way into permanent control of the Congress and state legislative bodies across the country. Republicans win if we have fair maps! 1/3 — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 21, 2019 For…

If Lake Placid could host the Winter Olympics, then Milwaukee can host the DNC

Twice, most recently in 1980, the tiny village of Lake Placid, New York, which has fewer people than my hometown of Westville, Illinois, hosted the Olympic Winter Games. The Winter Olympics are a massive undertaking, with multiple different sports venues needed and a necessity for a relatively large spectator capacity at each venue, not to…

'If democracy can die in Wisconsin, it can die anywhere'

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and lived there most of my life. Now on the West Coast, I see what’s happening in my home state and am heartbroken about it. First, voter suppression and gerrymandering were used as blunt tools to distort the will of the state’s residents; now state Republicans are outright…